A rough wooden cross.
Central image of Easter, of victory over death.
But the cross without the Lamb would be meaningless.
“A body thou has prepared for me,” Jesus said (Hebrews 10:5). A human form was His dwelling place among us. But from the beginning this form was destined for sacrifice. Incomprehensible that His deity could shrink to such a small inglorious form.
He was like us “in all things” yet very unlike us in His spotless perfectly lived life.
Obediently He followed the plan of the Trinity.
Convincingly He earned the title, “the Lamb of God.”
Willingly He laid His body down on an altar of wood.
Voluntarily He gave His perfect blood for our sin.
He chose to die
Each of us undeserving, ungrateful,
as guilty as Judas.
Good Friday is good because of the Lamb
Who paid our deliverance.
The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.