Isaiah saw in vision Christ's sacrifice many years earlier when he stated among other things now immortalized in Chapter 53 of his prophesies, "He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter..." (Isaiah 53:7).
And what has this sacrifice done? John the Revelator saw people in white robes in vision, and was told these were they who came out of great tribulation, "and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the lamb." (Revelation 7:14)
He came to redeem us. But there is more to this Lamb of God, and the power he has to lift us. Elder Holland has stated below;
"this perfect Son who had never spoken ill nor done wrong nor touched an unclean thing had to know how the rest of humankind—us, all of us—would feel when we did commit such sins. For His Atonement to be infinite and eternal, He had to feel what it was like to die not only physically but spiritually, to sense what it was like to have the divine Spirit withdraw, leaving one feeling totally, abjectly, hopelessly alone." (None were with him, April 2009 General Conference)
We have a Savior who understands the feeling of being alone and in misery, of being heavy laden, and because of that, he can perfectly lift us because he has been where we have been. And he can now lift us in our trials, and take our burdens, and give us rest (Matthew 11:28).
Do we turn to him in all things, this perfect Son who obediently, like a lamb to the slaughter, suffered all things, who descended below all things, so that he could lift us and strengthen us in our trials?
As we turn to him we can rejoice in the words, now sung in Handel's Messiah, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain..." (Revelation 5:12) For he has redeemed us to God by his blood.
This Lamb without blemish, this perfect Son, This Savior and Redeemer of the world is he who will lift us, save us, and is the only way we can return to our heavenly home.
I love him with all of my heart. The greatest thing we can do is to come unto him, to learn of him, to follow him, and to share that love with others. That we may come to know this Lamb of God, this Savior, Redeemer, and our advocate with the Father is my prayer.
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Picture is The Lamb of God by Yongsung Kim, available at Repartee Gallery, and other Art Outlets