“And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”” (Joh 1:36 NKJV)
John looking at Jesus spoke these words, “Behold the Lamb of God”. John declares what summed up Jesus’ life and purpose, and all that John had worked to prepare people for, to receive the sacrifice God would give for them.
“Behold the Lamb of God”, Jesus so meek, mild, and humble, His burden was even light, He is so rightly called the Lamb of God. Sent from Heaven, God incarnated, condescending to mankind, not to condemn, not to sacrifice the sinful (God did that in the flood), but to be the sacrifice.
In His veins flowed heavenly blood, without the tarnished tint of sin, He was born in due time for the rest of time. He came onto the scene, at the appointed time with all that mankind needed for all of time. However, Jesus came to His own and His own did not receive Him. Jesus was the walking remedy, but Jesus for so many was the rejected remedy. The rejected remedy from heaven.
We know the end of the story, He battled with this “Lamb of God” title in the garden of Gethsemane, He cried out to the father saying if this cup could pass, but nevertheless, your will be done. John spoke what they both already knew, but Jesus walked it all the way through, not backing down, when the pain of this reality was setting in, and when He would have to fulfill this title, or rather earn it. He stepped up to the plate, He surrendered His will not only to God the Father, but to the people He could have vanished into outer darkness in a snap of His fingers.
“Behold the Lamb of God”, lets not rush too fast, to conclude that since Jesus was God in the flesh, that He did not have pain in the flesh. No, Jesus had pain, every whip, jab, kick, and nail, fell on flesh just as real as ours. Jesus suffered, from the agony in the Garden, to and through the scourging, or should I say the flogging, the crippling beating that the Roman soldiers put Him through, all the way to the cross.
“Behold the Lamb of God”, who takes away the sin of the world. Jesus, you came to die, a condemned death, for sin that you did not commit, for people who are not committed to you.