The next day John the Baptist saw Jesus coming to him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!”

John 1: 29

 

Oh, to look upon Jesus with this passion, to see Him as the answer for all that has gone wrong with my life and for everything that I have done, am about to do, and will ever contemplate doing that is contrary to God’s will.

 

The picture that I have of the scene from this verse is of Jesus walking along the road that is my path through the day; He is walking toward the place where I am living, toward the way that I am living, too. Christ comes to us; He is not passively waiting and watching; the Spirit of God is very active in our world, for He does not want anyone to fail to receive the opportunity to know Him, and God has promised that He never leaves any of us alone. 

 

Jesus came to set every person free from the oppressive hold that evil has on our hearts; He came to grant the freedom that we need to be close to God forever, and He came to release us from the imprisonment of our daily fears, doubts, and shame. All of the burden of our hurtful and damaging actions, thoughts, and intent is carried off by Christ.

 

We need to be like John the Baptist, recognizing Jesus for who He is and accepting the blessing of what He does for us. We should want to share this truth with our world, and we need to share it with John’s passionate joy, for here with me, always walking along my life-path, is my Lord and my Savior, Jesus.