Thursday, September 16, 2010
Thinking of Ewe
Next, Peter makes some interesting comparisons.
"Did I tell you that I was reading in Revelation and the word used there for the 'Lamb of God' is ACTUALLY 'lambkin' - meaning young, small lamb? The size you can hold in your arms.
"It's a deliberate word choice for contrast: innocence and gentleness versus the power and majesty and holiness of Jesus. I think God chose the word 'lambkin' to emphasize his loving, welcoming, joyful nature. We have pictures of FIVE-day-old lambs jumping off our stairs and tearing around the yard! They are delightful, they make me laugh out loud, and they are marvelous as they explore everything around them. I think it's a neat picture of God."
(That's one of Peter's lambs in the photo taken by his wife, Carlene. They're going to make some of their lamb photos into postcards.)