This is my youngest son, Hayden. Today’s his birthday. That picture was taken at a petting zoo. I remember snapping that picture and having a whole ton of stuff run through my mind in that instant. Ever have that happen? Well today, I’d like to give you a peek into my mind. Today you get to read all of the random thoughts that flowed through my mind in the instant it took me to snap one photo. I know it’s a frightening prospect, but here goes.
Holy smokes I can’t believe that giant kid is my baby. That’s funny, my kid is holding a kid. How could anyone kill a cute little goat? Goats have been used for religious sacrifices all over the world. The Jews used lambs though. Can’t imagine being a temple priest and killing a bunch of little lambs. I don’t think I could do it.
For that matter, if I owned a cute little baby lamb I don’t think I could take it to the temple to be killed. God did a lot more than take his cute little lamb to the altar of sacrifice; He took his son. Look how cute Hayden is. He’s so big. I love him more than life. There’s not a chance I’d let him die as a sacrifice for all the screwed up people in the world. NO WAY!
How’d you do it, Lord? I can’t even begin to imagine.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
~John 3:16 (NLT)