Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the centre of the throne.
Jews were very au fait with lambs and especially dead ones for sacrifice. What John saw must have been a puzzle though, for it was not the lion he expected, and it was standing, yet looking as if it was slain.
We are encouraged by his vision for the Lamb of God who was slain is alive for evermore and there is now no need for sacrificial lambs. Calvary is remembered, but he is triumphant, standing, right in the centre of the throne of power.
Daily Reading: Job 29
Bible in One Year: 1 John 3; 2 Chronicles 36; Psalm 90