Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Behold the Lamb!

If you happened to visit my FaceBook page lately,
you may have noticed that I was somewhat disillusioned this year
with the commercialism of Christmas.
So, for the first time ever,
I did not put up a Christmas tree,
and chose instead to focus on the real meaning of Christmas.

As I did this,
I realized that I had never really thought about the
"Babe in the Manger"
coming as a Lamb till I read this verse;
"Then I saw a Lamb"
from Revelation 5:6.

I was fully aware that John the Baptist had said,
"Behold the Lamb of God
that takes away the sin of the world"
(John 1:29).

But I never really thought about
how God the Father must feel as He sent His Son to earth,
knowing that His Son would be the Sacrificial Lamb
that would take my place,
so I could be forgiven of my sins
and have the gift of eternal life.

"You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood...
...Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.
Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him Who sits on the throne
forever and ever."
Revelation 5:9-13

is a short video made by Billy Graham
that explains why Jesus' death was necessary for our salvation.
I invite you to click on this LINK to view it.
It could make this your best Christmas ever!



Pamela said...

Esther, I have my tree decorated with nativity bulbs. I began it to share the Christmas story with my grandchildren. I love that you have decided to focus on the Lamb. So many times when I quote John 3:16 I add "He (willingly) gave...

Lisa notes... said...

I love your connection to The Lamb at Christmas. Very insightful. Thanks for sharing. I know your Christmas decorations are especially meaningful this year.

Jenny said...

I love how you are getting away from the commercialism of Christmas!

Great post!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Esther As I am reasonably new to blogging I did not know the sadness that has affected you over the past 2 years. It is good to grieve but as you have learned not good to be angry. That eats away at you. I am glad you are in a better place now spiritually. I don't like the commerialism of Christmas, all the money spent, and all the people who are willing to put themselves in debt by over spending. Joycce Meyes is correct, everything we do starts in our minds, everything we do and think is our own choice. I find if I focus on others and help others, I always feel better. I hope you enjoy shopping today with your sister. you are steppping out in the right direction, where there is Love, there will be Joy and Peace. That's what the MAster teaches. Have a wonderful Christmas adn may 2014 be a blessed year for you and your family.

wastelandtograceland.com said...

Yes...as we get away from the commercialism of Christmas, we give room for God to show us new things in His Word as we have more time to do so. Thanks for visiting me and pointing me the Lamb!