Today at Church our pastor briefly mentioned the picture in Revelations that we are given that describes the entrance of The Slain Lamb and the worship that proceeds witnessing the Lamb. My version (NIV) specifically says
Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne... Revelation 5:6
Did you realize that when we view the Lamb, even in heaven we will realize that He was slain. When we gaze upon Him we always remember the cross, the sacrifice He made for me. My husband took this picture while we were in Mexico.
It is an advertisement for an event they had at the church that the medical team was at one day. Trace pointed out what a stark contrast this picture is than the one we usually see, but don't you think this is a better illustration of what He went through. Evidently we are never to forget the suffering that was endured on our behalf, not even in heaven, for when we see Him He will appear as if He had been slain. Everything for all times rests upon the cross. It is important we remember.