Something to think about.
No Ordinary Lamb
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29
John the Baptist refers to Jesus as the lamb of God. Interesting analogy. John also describes Jesus in this way.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:1-3
In verse 29 John describes Jesus as a lamb. Basically, a defenseless docile creature in need of protection. An innocent, blameless sacrifice, powerless to keep from being killed. In verse 1, he describes Jesus as being at the beginning of time with God. Jesus is the creator of the universe and everything in it. How do you go from the creator of the universe to the Lamb of God? These descriptions of Jesus occur in the same chapter.
Jesus never gave up his deity. He willingly, with full knowledge choose to become the Lamb of God who would take away the sin of man. While being the lamb of God, He did not give up His power to defeat humanity and the devil. He, as the Lamb of God still possessed the power to end it all. No, where in the new testament is it stated or suggested that Jesus had abdicated His position as the one true son of God. He never stopped being the Son of God. Why does that matter? He could have stopped His crucifixion at any time. He had the power as the Son of God to execute His wishes at any time.
This is amazing, at any moment from the time they arrested Him to His death on the cross he could have stopped it. He could have stopped the torture and cleansed humanity by force. In an instant, He could have risen from the torture and vanquished all of His foes.
He chose to die for us. He knew He could have put a stop to it with a word. He had the right, the power and the ability to stop the torture at any time.
Jesus decided to become a sacrificial lamb not because he had no choice but in spite of having all power. He became the sacrificial Lamb of God because of His love for us. The most difficult part for me to understand is, having all the power of the universe at His disposal, He did not use it.
We, all of humanity exist today because He chose not to put a stop to His murder.