“They will make war with the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer” – Revelation 17:14
A conquering lamb? It is just like God to bring victory through a symbol of sacrifice, to make all things new with things that are soiled, to redeem his betrayers with his own blood. God is not conventional.
In this season after the Epiphany, we examine Jesus life and teachings. In these we see him manifested as our savior, lord, teacher, and friend. As you read the Bible pray that God will open your eyes to see Jesus’ manifested in a fresh way. Jesus’ divinity is manifested to us through his humanity.
O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns
with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.