Jesus, the Lamb
July 13, 2018 • Revelation 5:1-10 Revelation 6:15-17
After describing Jesus as the Lion of Judah, the book of Revelation depicts Jesus a lamb. In his vision, John does not merely see a lamb, but a lamb “that has been slain.” This lamb bears the evidence of defeat. Normally, in competition we celebrate the victorious, not the defeated. Yet, as John shares his vision, we encounter all the creatures, elders, and angels gathered around the throne declaring the worthiness of this slain, defeated lamb. Why? His defeat is our ultimate victory, and this image of a slain lamb bears fierce and powerful significance for us as individuals and as the Church.