“… the Book of Life that belongs to the Lamb who was slaughtered before the world was made” (Revelation 13:8 NLT).


In John’s revelation, the curtain between heaven and earth was pulled back and he saw events from God’s perspective. From God’s eternal, beyond time, point of view, the Lamb was slain before the foundation of the world. For Jesus is the Lamb of God whose sacrifice was in the mind of God before He made the world. His first advent was so certain in God’s plan that it was as if it had already happened.

In the same way, God already knows the names of those who will be in the Lamb’s Book of Life. How does one find their name there? Those who believe in the Lamb of God will find their names written in the Book of Life. Those who do not believe, will not. Those who believe in the Lamb will worship Him. Those who do not believe are of this world and will worship the things of this world.

This Christmas, let us look and see the story of Christ’s birth from God’s perspective. Jesus is the Lamb of God who came to take away the sins of the world. The cross overshadows the cradle. This Lamb, wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger, came to die in our place.

PRAYER: Dear Father, thank you that You so loved us that You gave Your only begotten to die for us. He is our Lamb. We have believed in Him. Strengthen us to worship Him in Spirit and Truth this Christmas. In Jesus’ name, amen.