Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18
The other day my 9 year old son asked me “Is Mary has a little lamb about Jesus”? While this is actually debated by people online, the contrast can’t be denied, in my opinion. The virgin Mary giving birth to the lamb of God, Jesus Christ, whose wool was white as snow, sinless to reconcile us back to our Father God.
When we look at the nativity from a fresh perspective, one might wonder “Why was the son of God born in a stable”? How does any of this make sense? When we understand , Mary did have a Lamb, Jesus Christ, who came to save us from our sins. The manger makes perfect sense for the Lamb of God, as John the Baptist identified Jesus as “The Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world” (John 1:29)
Where I live, typically when we celebrate Christmas it’s winter and there is snow on the ground. As the old classic song goes “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas”, snow is actually very fitting for Christmas time, why? Because Christ , the sinless lamb of God, came to save us from our sins.
As the prophet Isaiah said “even though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow” God is going to cleanse us from our sins, how? Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins, and then rose on the 3rd day , defeating sin and death forever and justifying us before God our Father
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 1 Peter 1:18-19
As the Apostle Peter tells us “we were redeemed by the precious blood of Christ, the lamb without blemish or spot” This is why Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation or God (John 14:6) because Christ is the only one who can pay the penalty for your sins. There is nobody else who could have went to the cross for your sins, there is nobody else who can have defeated sin and death on your behalf
The virgin Mary did have a little lamb, the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was born for your salvation, come let us reason together, all glory to God, Amen!