The Lamb, I AM

or,

Really Good Friday

Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world:
                                           seeking lost sheep,
                                           seeking black sheep—
                                           the Good Shepherd.

Behold, the Lamb of God, without blemish or defect:
                                           silent before its shearers,
                                           led to the slaughter—
                                           the Passover lamb.

Behold, the Lamb of God, looking as if it had been slain:
                                           slain from the foundation of the world,
                                           author of the Book of Life—
                                           worthy to receive honor and glory and praise.

Behold, the I AM of God,  seated on the Throne:
                                          the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
                                          the Root of David—
                                          who takes away the sin of the world.

                                                            —O. Nonymous