"Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and praise!" Revelation 5:12
So sing the voices of many angels who encircle the throne of God. They number thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. Do they ever set their praise to Handel’s music, I wonder?
The Lamb who was slain, is also our Great High Priest, the One who suffered all that was portrayed in Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ and more.
Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself. Hebrews 7:27
I went to a funeral this week of a neighbor who dropped dead of a heart attack last Sunday at the age of 48. He was an enthusiastic and caring person who leaves behind a wife and three children. His oldest will graduate from high school next month. When I walk out my door and see their house through the trees, I am reminded to pray for this family going through such unexpected upheaval, and I am grateful that the Lamb who was slain is also the Good Shepherd.
For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd;
he will lead them to springs of living water.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Revelation 7.17
Whatever is going on in your life this Good Friday, I invite you to stop for a moment and sing with the angels:
"To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!" Revelation 5:13
LeAnne Hardy has lived in six countries on four continents. Her books come out of her cross-cultural experiences and her passion to use story to convey spiritual truths in a form that will permeate lives.
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