The Lamb of God

Love is a universal language, and the word lamb has an abiding place therein through inspiration and demonstration. The mother in her tenderest mood whispers it to her child, and divine Love, the white light of Truth, illuming everything, designates the real man, the Christ, as the Lamb of God. The symbol of the lamb stands for purity and light; its gambols set forth freedom, agility, and alertness. The writer of the Song of Solomon exclaims, "The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills." The lamb is innocent and intact; knowing no guile, no aggression, but perennial freshness, the permanence of bliss. Above all, the lamb knows no hate, and therefore is always victorious.

In Christian history Jesus represents the sacrificial lamb, but the corporeal Jesus crucified brought to view the deathless Christ. Hence the reference in the Apocalypse to "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world," and the statement of the Son of man, "I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore." This is the root of day that knows no darkness, belonging to the eternal sunrise kingdom of righteousness. On page 334 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy writes concerning the above reference from the Apocalypse, "This is a mystical statement of the eternity of the Christ, and is also a reference to the human sense of Jesus crucified."

Among the Churches
June 2, 1917

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