You gave your life to give me mine.
You say that I am free.
How can it be?
I will never understand LOVE as deep as the LOVE of God!
You see, a love that deep is willing to sacrifice it all, in order to get back even one lost lamb.
In the Old Testament, It was God's standard to use a pure and unblemished lamb to offer in the place of man's sins or shortcomings, their celebrations, their sorrows. It was the highest form of LOVE.
There was only ONE way to remove the stain of sin, and that was through the sacrifice of a lamb.
Blood for blood. His blood for mine.
God Knew His own standards....that of sacrificing the best lamb for the entire tribe.
This time, God knew it was for ALL of humanity; for Whosoever Comes.
So, God, The Great Shepherd gave His Only Sacrificial Lamb so that all the other precious lambs could be saved.
The gap between God & Man was so deep there was nothing left to do. But LOVE.
LOVE was the only thing that could make a way across that chasm.
And so, He gave, His one and only Lamb; His Son, Jesus.
HE IS RISEN!!! Hallelujah to the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
My heart and life are filled with gratitude. I was lost and found when I was a child of 13. The Great Shepherd LOVED me SO much He sent a man to tell me about Jesus. I was very sick, with what was probably my first infection of Lyme Disease in 1971 and no one knew if I'd live or die.
For 17 years I always thought my mom asked this man of God to come see me....because truly she feared I was going to die. For 17 years my mom thought I asked him to come see me.
17 years later and I found out that GOD LOVED me SOOOOOO much, HE sent this man to share the Good News with me.
It was there and then that I surrendered my will for His will; my desires for his, my fears for his peace, my selfishness for his selflessness, my sins for his blood!
Oh yes, HOW CAN IT BE?