Gather | Devotion #3: Sing It Out – Lamb of God
Richie Henson | Production Director
The most profound truth for all times is that Jesus, the Son of God, came down to be the ultimate sacrifice and payment for our sins. As profound as this truth is, it remains unmistakably simple. This simplicity is eloquently expressed in the song “Lamb of God.”
The Lamb of God in my place
Your blood poured out my sin erased
It was my death You died I am raised to life
Hallelujah the Lamb of God
Jesus died on our behalf to pay a debt of sin we could never overcome, pulling us out of death and into life. What a beautiful truth that we get to spend everyday living in Heaven.
I believe there are times when we feel our sin is so complicated that salvation must be complicated. We think that there must be some other knowledge or understanding that we need to fully grasp God and our faith in Him. However, we must learn to embrace the beauty of the simplicity.
I think this truth is evidenced by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 2:1-2 (NLT),
“When I first came to you, dear brothers and sisters, I didn’t use lofty words and impressive wisdom to tell you God’s secret plan. For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified.”
If anyone had the ability and authority to complicate the message of the Gospel, it was Paul. Paul was an Old Testament scholar having all the ability and tact in the world to express the deepest truths of the Word of God. However, Paul felt it necessary to forsake all other messages except Jesus Christ as Messiah.
The Bible is full of rich truths, but only one is necessary for salvation. Jesus died, was buried, and rose again on our behalf. If we could simply cling to the reality of our Savior, I believe we would see this city and state changed for Jesus in a radical way. As we sing Lamb of God, it creates a special moment for all of us to let go of the complexity of life and faith, just spending a moment affirming our faith in the foundational truth of Jesus as Messiah.