NOTEworthy: Behold the Lamb of God

Behold the Lamb of God

George Frederick Händel

So many of the songs of the church live in the same emotion. Lines like “I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene,” “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,” “I stand, I stand in awe of you,” “Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all.”

Amazement, awe, wonder – the greatest of emotions for the greatest God of gods.

It is an emotion easy to feel in creation – the way a mountain dwarfs the landscape around it or the way the ocean commands the whole horizon always give me this sense of amazement and awe. We live in a world and universe of such scope, that my senses can scarcely comprehend it, and I understand my own smallness by the comparison.

Often we experience awe in this manner. We understand the grandeur of the ocean or the mountain in comparison to our stature. We are amazed by the feats of great athletes in comparison to our own physical abilities. The genius is a genius because “I never would have thought of that.”

Our amazement towards Christ must be different than this, though. When we “Behold the Lamb of God,” the call is not to feel small, but to be empowered!! This paragon of grace and goodness does not exude such light to expose our internal darkness alone, but to remind us how we are perfectly crafted to reflect that very same light!

As you go through this amazing world this week, be reminded that a piece of all that truly amazes and inspires, the love of Christ, lives within you. And there is no cap on how much you can live that light.

Andy Eaton
Director of Music
First Presbyterian Church