John 1:29 (ESV)
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
When a ewe has a lamb and it dies for some reason, the skin can be taken from the dead lamb and placed over an orphan lamb which can then be introduced to the mother whose lamb died. She will smell the scent of her own lamb and will accept it as her own. Usually after a day or so the skin can be removed as a permanent bond will have been established between the mother and the lamb.
Remember God killed animals to make coats of skins for Adam and Eve.
When Jesus died on the cross His blood was shed for us. He did this for us to deal with the problem of our sins which are a barrier between us and God. He provided a coat or a cover for us that we put on by faith and God accepts us because He smells the sweet fragrance of Jesus.
When you see the little adopted lamb skipping and jumping in the field you must remember a lamb died to give it a new life.
Likewise when we see a sinner, saved by grace adopted into Gods family and enjoying a close relationship with Him we must remember a lamb died to make this possible. The Lamb of God. But remember Jesus rose again from the dead because he had no sins of his own. Hallelujah.
The adopted lamb sometimes finds it strange to be with a different mother than its own but it soon settles down if it is well fed.
Likewise Gods children who have been rescued from the devil can take a wee while to get adjusted to a relationship with God but God being well able to meet His child`s every need soon settles down, albeit sometimes it takes a bit longer than a lamb.
Dear Lord, thanks for covering us with Your blood so that we may be at home with You. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
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