Week 48 Day 6
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
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Genesis 22:7But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” Then he said, “Look, the fire, and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”
When you think of the word innocent what comes to mind? People often conjure in their minds the mage seen above, a lamb, inexperienced in the ways of a cruel world, ignorant of the potential dangers all around. If thinking about a person one thinks almost immediately of a newborn baby. They need protection and care. If they don’t receive proper care then they most likely will sicken and die.
When Isaac asks the question, “…where is the lamb?” he was showing a knowledge of the need for the sacrifice demanded by God to be as this lamb; pure, spotless, innocent.
Now, rocket forward in time. John the Baptist as we know him was baptizing people on the Jordan River for the forgiveness of sin. The eternal plague of mankind, sin is always with us without the atoning sacrifice of innocent blood. John looks up and the first words that come out of hi mouth upon seeing his cousin, the son of Mary are, “Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” (John 1:29) Jesus was innocent, but not ignorant. He knew what was in a man’s heart. (see John 2:24)