The Sacrificial Lamb
by PamFord Davis

The shepherds of Bethlehem were not braving the elements to commune with nature; they were caring for sheep.

In Biblical times, sheep were very important. After shearing, women made clothing from wool for their households; the meat from sheep provided sustenance for families. Of utmost significance, some were slaughtered as sacrificial lambs.

Think back to Passover and the Passover lamb

"Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, 'Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb. And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you (Exodus 12:21-23 NKJV)."

Many animals were sacrificed; only one Lamb removed the sins of the world. JESUS, The babe in a manger became the sacrificial Lamb of God.

"The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, 'Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29 NKJV)."

Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth's The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter.

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