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Wednesday Is for Worship: “Behold the Lamb of God”

Wednesday Is for Worship

It’s the Wednesday before Christmas.  My heart is full of the joy of the season, and I’m so glad that Jesus Christ took on flesh and dwelt among us!  In doing so, He lived the life that we can never live, that sinless life in complete obedience and holiness to God.  But, He also did more.  He not only lived the life that we cannot live, but He also died the death that we deserve.  As John the Baptist declared when he saw Jesus, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29).  Indeed, Jesus was that substitutional, sacrificial, atoning Lamb from God unto God.  That’s the center of Andrew Peterson’s Christmas album, “Behold the Lamb of God.”

My dear friend Jeremy Vanatta first introduced me to Peterson’s Christmas album  a couple of years ago in 2010.  Then in 2011, he bought me the CD.  Then just this past Monday, he and his wife invited us to go to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to hear Peterson perform the album live.  It was spectacular!

The album isn’t like your typical Christmas album.  It’s the Bible in musical form.  It traces in big themes Genesis to the Gospels, following the coming of the promised Messiah who is Jesus the Christ.  If you don’t have the album, buy it immediately!  Or, just find a good friend who is generous and has great taste in music!!

Today, I want to share with you the title track from the album.  May it be a blessing to you as you continue to celebrate the birth of the One who came to save us from our sins!

Behold, the Lamb of God
Who takes away our sin
Behold the Lamb of God
The life and light of men
Behold the Lamb of God
Who died and rose again
Behold the Lamb of God who comes
To take away our sin

Broken hearts–behold our broken hearts
Fallen far–we need you
Behold the sin of man

Son of God–Emmanuel
Son of Man–we praise you
Behold the Lamb
The hope of man


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