This true story was about a boy who was given by his neighbor a baby lamb to have as a pet. The boy would take the baby lamb where ever he would go throughout the day. He sometimes took him down to the lake. He sometimes took him out to his little fort in the field. The boy had a friend in which he could love and share special times as a little child only knows.
One day the little boy’s father came home drunk and with no regard killed the baby lamb that boy loved so much. The boy cried out “my baby lamb is dead.” The boy grieved and grieved. This set him apart from his father. When he got to a certain age he ran away from home.
In his travels during the years he drifted from town to town until one day he was at a soup kitchen in which you had to hear a sermon before you ate. The speaker for that day said “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world,” and he said “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth.”
What this speaker said brought tears to the man eyes remembering that his baby lamb was killed when he was a small boy. Why would God allow his son Jesus to be killed he ask the speaker? The speaker replied, It was Gods justice being met at the cross for us that he sacrificed His only son Jesus for your sins and mine, our debt paid in full, so that you can call on Jesus to be your sin bearer, Savior and Lord, you are then born again.
The man invites Jesus in prayer accepting Jesus was sent by God to die for his sins; he thanks God for His plan of salvation. Then the man thinks to himself 'I wonder if God cried when Jesus his son died?'
He then remembers that when his baby lamb died he grieved and grieved.
Jesus speaking, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
This story is the actual testimony of a pastor's life message.