Abraham had been told by God to sacrifice Isaac, his precious son. And so he was going to. He gathered the wood, the fire, the knife, and his son. They went to the mountain where they would build an altar to offer the sacrifice on. Then Isaac asked his father where the sacrifice was–they had everything but the lamb! Abraham simply replied:
…God will provide himself a lamb…Genesis 22:8 (KJV)
Later in the story, we see that God did provide a lamb and Isaac was not sacrificed.
But did you notice the wording in that verse? “God will provide himself a lamb.”
Years and years later, those words came true.
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world.
…and they crucified him… And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.John 1:29; Mark 15:25, 37 (KJV)
Jesus became our perfect sacrifice, making a way for us to be saved. He died so we could have life–life everlasting, life abundantly.
God provided Himself as a lamb.