A Shepherd Who Came as a Lamb

“…For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed” 1 Corinthians 5:7

In a little over a week’s time, we celebrate the Passover. I have been studying a bit about the levitical sacrifices recently, especially how they foreshadow the Lord Yeshua and their application to our lives. It’s amazing to learn about the sacrifices and see how the Lord Yeshua was our Passover lamb.

Yet, the Lord Yeshua was also our shepherd. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:11). As I studied some of the sacrifices and talked about them with my mom, it was amazing to see how during meetings at our congregation, when people chose songs and shared passages, suddenly they all seemed related to the various sacrifices, how the Lord Yeshua was the perfect sacrifice for us and how our lives need to be a sweet-savor offering to Him.

I’d like to encourage you to study about the levitical sacrifices. They truly are fascinating.

Perhaps you’ve seen the movie, but one of my favourite songs from the “Prince of Egypt” is “Deliver Us”. In the end, they ask for a shepherd to shepherd them. Our people still seek a shepherd today. What they don’t realise is, He has already come, over two thousand years ago, as God’s lamb, Who took upon Himself the sins of the world, that we could be freed from the power and penalty of sin.

 

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