Behold the Lamb

September 8, 2016

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John the Baptist greeted Jesus as “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). But when John was arrested and cast into prison, his faith began to falter and he sent messengers to Jesus asking a pointed question: “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” Jesus responded to the messengers by saying, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them” (Luke 7:20–22). These words were not idly chosen. Jesus was calling attention to the prophecy of Isaiah 61, the text that He had read the day He entered the synagogue in Nazareth: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4:18–19). After He finished reading the scroll, Jesus said, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing” (v. 21). Essentially, Jesus’ reply to the message of John was this: “Tell John to read again the prophecies of Isaiah, and he will know the answer to his question.”

Do you find your faith wavering? Do doubts and fear cloud your mind?

Look back, remember all that the Lord has done for you, no matter how small a deed it was. Go back and look at the scriptures you underlined in your bible that God used to bless you or direct you. Read the great biographies of those in the faith that endured so much more than we have and how they grew their faith and got renewed.

It’s ok to admit your tired, runned down and ranned out (yes I know that’s not proper English). But each day is a new today and you can start over.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

2 Responses to “Behold the Lamb”

  1. steveknife said

    Yes, indeed stay strong! 💪‼️

  2. BLESSINGS, I HOPE THE MOVE IS GOING GOOD!

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