The following is a quote from The Suffering Saviour, a book by F W Krummacher.
“John the Baptist appears in the wilderness; and the first greeting with which he welcomes Jesus, which was renewed whenever he saw Him, is, ‘Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world!’ thereby directing the attention of the whole world to Jesus, as if there were thenceforward nothing else worth seeing in heaven or on earth than this Lamb of God; and by so doing, he certainly directs us to the greatest and most beatifying of all mysteries, and to the pith and marrow of the entire gospel. For if Christ had been only the ‘Lion of the tribe of Judah,’ and not at the same time ‘the Lamb,’ what would it have aviled us? As ‘the Lamb,’ He is the desire of all nations, the Star of hope to the exiles from Eden, the Sun of righteousness in the heavenly Lamp to the wanderer in the gloomy vale of death.”
(The Suffering Saviour, F W Krummacher, Banner of Truth)
G B Macdonald