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LITTLE children, as they walk
through the fields on sunny
mornings in the spring, love
to watch the white lambs as
they bound along the grass.
One by one they may be
seen to frisk about at their




2 THE SPOTLESS LAMB.
mother's side, or in little
troops they gather into one
spot, and seem from thence to
run a race. Spotless and play-
ful, they ple -.e ill who see
them; and the heart that is
taught of God will think of
One, who, though he is Lord
of all, when he dwelt on earth
bore the name of the Lamb
of God. As this is one of the
most blessed names by which
we know him, you shall now
be told about his being the
Lamb of God.
In the first chapter of St.
John's Gospel, we read that




THE SPOTLESS LAMB. 3
John the Baptist one day saw
Jesus coming to him, and
pointed him out as the Lamb
of God, which taketh away
the sin of the world." And the
next day, John saw him again
as he was walking along, and
he said, "Behold the Lamb
of God !"
The Jews, to whom John
spoke, well knew what he
meant by the Lamb, for they
used to see the priest offer
the little lamb morning and
evening ; and year after year
they"'had fed on the lamb
at the feast of the Passover.




4 THE SPOTLESS LAMB.
John now showed them God's
Lamb.
Holy men of old had told
how God would provide a
Lamb; but John could now
say, that God had done as
he said he would; and could
point to him, and say to them,
"Behold the Lamb of God !"
The best thing a sinful child
can do, is to behold the Lamb
of God;" and as soon as he
beholds Jesus as the Lamb,'he
finds that he is one whom God
has sent to take away his sin.
We read in this part of the
Bible that Jesus is the Word-




THE SPOTLESS LAMB. 5
the life the light full of
grace and truth-the Son of
God; but it will do you no
good to know that he is all
these, unless you know him
also to be the Lamb of God.
Till you know him as being
the one whom God has sent to
take away the sin of the world,
you will not be happy, you
cannot have true peace of
soul.
We must also seek to be
like Jesus; we must ask for
his grace, that we may have
a meek and lamb-like spirit;
such a spirit as was seen in a




6 THE SPOTLESS LAMB.
little deaf and dumb boy, who
was placed at a school in
France. Some gentlemen
went to visit this school, and
one of them asked him, Who
made the world?" The boy
took his slate, and wrote the
first verse of the Bible, In
the beginning God created the
heavens and the earth." He
was then asked, How do you
hope to be saved ?" The child
wrote, This is a faithful say-
ing, and worthy of all accept-
ation, that Christ Jesus came
into the world to save sin-
ners." The last question.was,




THE SPOTLESS LAMB. 7
" How is it that God has made
you deaf and dumb, while all
those around you can hear and
speak ?" The poor boy was
at a loss for a moment-a
hard thought of God seemed
to pass through his mind-
but grace overcame it, for he
quickly wrote, Even so, Fa-
ther; for so it seemed good in
thy sight."
Jesus is in heaven now;
but he will not always stay
there; he will come again, and
when he comes again, it is as
the Lamb.
But, then, we read of the




8 THE SPOTLESS LAMB.
wrath of the Lamb," as well
as of his love. His wrath will
not be on those who now be-
lieve on him as the Lamb of
God, to take away sin; but
upon those who do not know
nim, and do not believe on
him.
Again, when Jesus takes
the book that he may tell us
the secrets of God, as we read
in the fourth chapter, eighth
verse, of the Revelation, it is
as the Lamb; and when he
comforts us it is as the Lamb.
It will not give rest to our
souls merely to recollect these




THE SPOTLESS LAMB. 9
parts of the word of God; but
it will give us rest to think of
One who is alive in heaven,
and thinking of us-One who
thinks of those who are poor
and needy, those who are
tempted and in the midst of
sorrow.
We might be so weak or
sick as not to be able to read
or to hear the Bible read; but
still we might look to Jesus
as the Lamb. When a little
boy is sick, he knows that his
mother will watch over him,
take care of him, and give him
what he wants; so we know




10 THE SPOTLESS LAMB.
the Lord watches over us;
and if we are too sick even to
think of him, still he thinks
of us.
You may think of Jesus in
a great many other ways be-
sides ;-you may think of him
as the Judge, or as the Son of
God, as the King of the Jews;
but always be sure to think of
him as the Lamb.
John told the people that
they should mourn for sin,
turn from it, and seek par-
don: it is Jesus only who can
help us to do so; and it is
seeing the love of God to us in




THE SPOTLESS LAMB. 1
Jesus that really turns the
heart to him.
After John had pointed out
Jesus as the Lamb of God, two
of his friends who heard him
went after the Lord Jesus, and
asked him where he dwelt. He
bade them come and see; and
they went and dwelt with him
that day. Jesus has-not a
dwelling place on earth now;
he dwells in heaven, that safe
and happy place, where those
who love him shall live with
him for ever. Think of him
while he hung upon the cross;
but think, too, that he is now




12 THE SPOTLESS LAMB,
in glory. We cannot be quite
happy here, for in this world
are sin and death; it is a place
where Satan still does harm.
If you wish to be happy now
and for ever, think of Jesus
in your heart as the Lamb of
God; love him, ask him to
cleanse you from all sin in his
own blood, and that you may
enter in and dwell with him
in heaven.
Any child who has been
taught of God to love Jesus,
will wish to bring others also
to know and to please him.
Andrew and Philip did so,




THE SPOTLESS LAMB. 13
of whom you may read in the
first chapter of St. John's Gos-
pel. If you would lead your
brother, or sister, or play-fel-
low, to come with you and
pray to Jesus, you should go
into some room by yourselves
and shut the door, and though
no one on earth sees you, yet
your Father in heaven wiill
look down on you with much
love. He will listen to all you
say, and, for Christ's sake, he
will give you more than you
can ask or think.
To pray, is to speak to God
with our hearts as well as our




14 THE SPOTLESS LAMB.
lips; when we do so, we must
always ask to be heard for the
sake of Christ, the Lamb of
God. These three little words,
" for Christ's sake," with
which you end your prayer,
should be said very slowly and
with the whole heart. In
them lies the great strength
of prayer, for it is only for Je..
sus' sake that God is pleased
to hear the sinner's prayer.
You will perhaps say, I wish
I had some prayer that I could
go and say to the Lord Jesus
now. This little book shall
end with one; as you use it,




THE SPOTLESS LAMB. 15
may you find it to be true that
"praying breath is never spent
in vain."
Lord, teach me to pray.
Teach my heart to speak to
thee while my lips move. .0
God, my heart is full of sin;
yet, when I think of it, I am
not so sorry as I ought to be.
Melt my hard, cold heart.
Let it feel the great love of
Christ. When I think that he
died on the cross for me, let
me love the Lamb with all my
heart, and soul, and strength.
Oh, give me thygrace, to make
me all I ought to be; meek




16 THE SPOTLESS LAMB.
and good, and kind to all, that
I may be a lamb of thy fold.
Wash me in the blood of thy
Son, that I may be pure from
all stain of sin, and be made
fit to dwell with thee in peace
and joy when time shall be no
more. O God, hear me, and
bless me, and all who are dear
to me, for Christ's sake.-
Amen."






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