Seeing Jesus coming towards him, John [the Baptist] said, “Look, there is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.”
– John 1:29
Jesus is the True Lamb, the victim in the sacrifice of Calvary on behalf of all mankind. The expression “Lamb of God” also suggests the spotless innocence of Christ, our Redeemer.
The sacred text says “the sin of the world”, in the singular, to make it absolutely clear that every kind of sin is taken away. Christ came to free us from Original Sin, which in Adam affected all mankind, but also from all our personal sins.
There is so much to be grateful to our Lord for: for giving Himself up to death to save us; and for giving Himself to us as nourishment for our souls.
when I think of Your supreme sacrifice,
which You undertook to free us and to save us,
I am in completely in awe of Your amazing love.
O loving Lord, O faithful God, O generous King,
You are kind and humble,
You are meek and gentle,
You are the sacrificial lamb of God.
Lord, I bow down before You
and I give You my heart;
I give You my soul;
and I proclaim You my Most Glorious and Divine Saviour.