A tourist visited a church in Germany and was surprised to see the carved figure of a lamb near the top of the church’s tower.
He asked why it was there and was told that when the church was being built, a workman fell from a high scaffold.
His co-workers rushed down, expecting to find him dead. But to their surprise and joy, he was alive and only slightly injured.
How did he survive? A flock of sheep was passing beneath the tower at the time, and he landed on top of a lamb. The lamb broke his fall and was crushed to death, but the man was saved.
To commemorate that miraculous escape, someone carved a lamb on the tower at the exact height from which the workman fell.
We owe our lives to a lamb, the Lamb of God, who suffered and was crushed so that we might be saved. Jesus doesn’t want another carved statue in stone to commemorate his act on your behalf. Instead, Jesus want you, living and breathing and serving the lamb that was slain, but lives again.