The Lamb of God
What would you be willing to give up for someone who didn’t deserve help? In his letter to the Romans the Apostle Paul wrote about those who are willing to die for someone whose life is in danger. It is a hard thing to die for a good person or a loved one, and we all admire heroes who make the ultimate sacrifice. But if dying for someone we believe is worth saving is still hard, then dying for an evil person is much harder.
Fire rescue workers are sworn to save others irrespective of moral integrity. When a fire truck arrives at the scene of a house blaze, rescuers don’t check with neighbors to see if the people in peril are good or evil. They don’t run background checks to make sure they don’t pull any convicted felons from the flames. Instead, they come to seek and save. That is their mission.
This is the case with the Lamb of God. He came to seek and save the lost, and His mission cost Him everything. Unlike rescue workers, He knew our circumstances. He was aware of every sin we would commit before we were born. But He came anyway. “Everything” and “anyway” describe His heart., and that of His Father. Paul wrote, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)