Saved By A Lamb

There is an old but true story of a man who was travelling in Germany. He went to see a church in a certain town. As he looked up at the tower, he saw the carved figure of a lamb near the top. He asked why it had been placed in this position and was told the following incident:

One day when the church was being built, a workman fell from the high scaffold about the tower. The men working with him saw him fall and were transfixed with fear. They climbed down to the ground as quickly as possible expecting to find the body dashed to pieces. To their surprise, their companion was virtually unhurt. A flock of sheep was being driven past the church at the moment of his fall. He had fallen on one of the lambs. The lamb was crushed to death, but the man was saved.

The carved figure of a lamb was placed on the tower not only to commemorate the event but to remind all of the Son of God, who came into this world to die as the Lamb of God in the place of every sinner who would receive Him. "He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities" (Isaiah 53:5).