THE LAMB IS ALL THE GLORY.
“Worthy is the Lamb.” – Rev. v.12.
The Lamb of God is the centre of this mystic and glowing book of the Revelation.
There is the Lamb with His wounds—the Lamb that was slain. Even in heaven He carries those scars of His conflict, those reminiscences of the power of the night and the press of the storm and the post of the foe. Even in heaven I shall be perpetually reminded that I owe everything to Calvary and to Him who was both Victor and Victim there.
There is the Lamb in His royalty—the Lamb in the midst of the Throne. The Head that once was crowned with the sharp cactus thorns is crowned with regal glory now. I rejoice in it for Christ’s sake. I rejoice in it for my own sake, for what is there which He cannot do for me—His little one? Over the world of nature and men, over unseen principalities and powers, He rules that He may befriend my soul.
There is the Lamb with His guardianship of His own—the Lamb shall lead them. To all eternity He will shepherd me, feed me, protect me, uphold me. I shall never be able to dispense with Him. I shall never wish to stand alone, outside His keeping and His care. Through the everlasting years I shall avow myself my dear Lord’s debtor.
There is the Lamb in His triumphs—the Lamb shall overcome them. So, one day, I shall see all my enemies routed and dead. One happy day, I shall be entirely freed from the antagonism and harassment of my sins. He who is for me is mightier than the hosts arrayed against me. He will conquer in the battle.
I have “none other Hope in heaven or earth or sea.”
Dr. Alexander Smellie.