Although this name of Jesus sounds tender and sweet, to those who heard John the Baptist boldly proclaim that Jesus was the Lamb of God, it would have been downright disturbing.
Spangler says, "Hadn't many of them, at one time or another, carried one of their own lambs to the altar to be slaughtered as a sacrifice for their sins, a lamb that they fed and bathed, the best animal in their small flock? Hadn't the bloody sacrifice of an innocent animal provided a vivid image of the consequences of transgressing the Mosaic law?"
Here is the blameless one that laid down his life for you, for me. I am in awe over how perfectly orchestrated God's plan was from the beginning. Jesus is the new covenant. Jesus allows us our freedom.
My prayer is that we each realize the depth of His love for us, that this name would give deeper meaning to what He came to do more than two thousand years ago.