When telling his young daughter the story of Abraham and Isaac, a father related how God had finally told Abraham not to kill Isaac and had provided a sacrificial lamb instead. The little girl looked up with a sad expression and said, “I don’t like killing lambs.”
The father was speechless for a moment, then realized what traumatic and memorable events such sacrifices were. How serious the killing of a lamb for sacrifice, and how destructive the reason for the sacrifice – sin. If the killing of a pure white lamb seems horrendous, how immeasurably more was the crucifixion of the Lamb of God!