Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | October 11, 2021

The Perfect Lamb

“And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands,  this He set aside, nailing it to the cross.”  Colossians 2:13-14 (ESV)

Shivering she stood in line  – a line she knew too well. Head hung low and arms holding the innocence she longed to redeem.  As she clung to the lamb squirming close to her chest, she felt its heart beating next to hers. Tears rolling down her cheeks, she moved forward fully aware of the wrongs she had done and the cost of coming clean.  But it wouldn’t last.  She would fail again no matter how hard she tried.  The cycle of wrongs driving her to this place for a temporary covering of her sins.

Bet we’ve all been there when the list of what we shouldn’t have done is staring us in the face.  Regretting the very thought of things which drove us further and further away from what we knew to be right.  Overwhelmed by the feelings of dirty, ugly stains covering us from head to toe.  Yet never once have we gathered a lamb in our arms. Never once have we stood in line with others covered in our shame. Never once did we strike the innocent and watch the sacrifice of one  for a temporary covering of all our sin.

While we were spiritually dead and lifeless surrounded by our wrongs, God choose to offer the supreme sacrifice. A calculated sovereignly orchestrated plan from the moment Adam and Eve took their first breath.  The perfect, spotless Lamb of God would come to earth in human flesh.  Living among us, He would experience life as we know it yet remain sinless. Our debt would loom large; yet Jesus would nail it to the cross cancelling our debt forever. And we, sweet friends who choose to place our faith in Jesus Christ are washed, cleansed, redeemed, forgiven and absolutely free.  As His beloved children, we are made alive with Christ – Heaven is our eternal home.

The heart of our faith could not be proclaimed sweeter than those precious words in Colossians 2:13-14. The old us made new.  The dead made alive.  Our debts past, present and future forgiven and forgotten washed in the blood of the Lamb.  Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved wretches like us.  We were once lost but now are found.  The blind now fully seeing the glory of God unveiling before our eyes.  Praising God for His grace and mercy which covers all.

“Father, salvation births the blotting out of our transgressions, our wrongs.  Amazing love flowing down from Your throne to our hearts.  We are yours and You are ours forever.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life



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