Jeff Sadorus was one of the replacement officials who worked in NFL games during the recent lockout of the league’s regular officials. The replacements received harsh criticism from the public. Concerning this criticism, Sadorus said: “Honestly, sometimes during this whole thing it felt like the national pastime in this country had changed from football to bashing replacement officials. Everyone wanted perfection, but come on: The last guy who was perfect they nailed to a cross. And he wasn’t even an official.”


No, he wasn’t an official. He was the Son of God, who came to lay down his perfect life as a substitute for our imperfect ones.


“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”—John 1:29.


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