The Bible is from beginning to end the story of the Lamb. The one John pointed to and said, "Look, the Lamb of God" is the same one who said, "These are the Scriptures that testify about me." This Lenten season we will search those Scriptures to see for ourselves the story of the Lamb. Through this Lamb God has written eternal salvation into our life's story.
On Good Friday we see the story of the Lamb find its way to the cross. The time has come for the sacrifice appointed by God to be slain on the altar of divine justice. Jesus Christ—true God and true man, free from every blemish of sin—goes to the cross as the price of salvation for all the world. Either he dies, or you die—he is your substitute.