Day 130 – May 10

Today’s Readings:

2 Samuel 7-8
John 1:29-51
Psalm 124

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. John 1:29

In Second Samuel today we hear of the promise of an everlasting Kingdom to be established through David and his offspring. And, in the first chapter of John we read John the Baptist’s proclamation “Behold, the Lamb of God!”

John the Baptist was of the priestly class, and was very familiar with the Temple practices. For him to make such a statement – Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world – he could not mistakingly used this term to mean less than what it was, a proclamation that Jesus is the Lamb who will be sacrificed for the sins of his people. John may have possibly had in his mind too Jeremiah 11:19, “But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter.”

As we go about our day today, let us too look at the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, and be one of the happy ones that approach the Lamb slain on the altar in the most holy Eucharist.

People: Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us!
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us!
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace!

Priest: Behold the Lamb of God, behold Him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

Let us too be like John the Baptist, proclaiming the Lamb who takes away the sins of the world, so that others may come and be saved through His redeeming blood spilled out on the Sacrificial Table of the Cross.

Jesus, Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

May God bless you.

cb365

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