The idea behind my painting entitled, Behold the Lamb of God, came from several sources in the Bible. In Genesis God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. On the way to the alter Isaac asked his father Abraham, “Where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham replied, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” Isaiah 53:7 prophesied that He (Christ) was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And in John’s gospel, John the Baptist said twice in the first chapter, “Behold the Lamb of God!”
Historically, the Lamb was sacrificed to cover over sins in both the Passover story and on the Day of Atonement. John the Baptist recognized that Jesus would fulfill these ancient prophecies.
I wanted to create an image that combined the idea of a lamb and that of the suffering Savior on the cross. We can see Him as the Lamb (without spot), as the Lamb of God and as a lamb being led to the slaughter in the deep spiritual battle that occurred on that Passover.
It is my desire that we all will recognize Him as the Lamb of God.