John the Baptist announces that Jesus is the Lamb of God – the one sent to take away the sins of the world. Jesus pays the price for our burdens; he is the expiation of all sin. 

Do I see the gift in the presence of Jesus in my life? Do I live as if he redeemed me from all my sins? Am I a follower of the Risen One? 

O gracious God, I thank you for saving me from myself. May I live my life in gratitude, freed from sin and its consequences.