One of my granddaughters turned two a while ago. I decided to read up on some of the old nursery rhymes so I could repeat them and teach them to her like my mother did with me. I came across “Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale. The first verse says:
Mary had a little lamb,“Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale.
His fleece was white as snow,
And everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.
As I read it, an image flashed through my mind. Mary did have a little lamb; in fact, she had The Lamb, the Lamb of God. I am not sure why I never noticed this connection to Jesus before now. As I reflected on this connection, I felt called to write a Godly version of this childhood classic, and here is the poem I came up with:
Mary’s son born The Lamb
He washed our sins white as snow.
And anywhere that we are sent.
Our Lamb ahead of us does go.
The Lamb went to the cross one day.
To show us to love as a rule.
It made the sinners laugh and play.
To see His death so cruel.
And so, His disciplines felt cast out.
But still, they lingered near.
And waited patiently about
Till the Lord did reappear
Why does the Lamb love us soMary’s Lamb by Yvonne M. Morgan
The early Christians did cry.
He wants to save us, you know.
And take us to heaven, bye, and bye.
His Messages to Us
God hides His messages in secret places as He waits for us. Often, we get so busy in life, we miss these little notes from God. I memorized “Mary Had a Little Lamb” as a child and repeated countless times. But, in the stillness of the morning, I found a new message in it. Mary’s Lamb is the Lamb of God.Has the Lord left you a message tucked away in an unlikely place? Look for God in the ordinary events of the day. Click To Tweet
I challenge us to take time this week to stop and listen. Has the Lord left you a message tucked away in an unlikely place? We won’t find it with the TV blaring or with our faces glued to our devices. Look for God in the ordinary events of the day. Seek, and we will find Him.
“I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.”Proverbs 8:17
I love the times when God uses everyday things to redirect me to Him. When I take the time to stop and listen, He shows many wonders. I guess that is one blessing I can take away from this time of quarantine. I can slow down and listen to the whispers of the Lord.
“His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us.”Acts 17:27
You can download a copy of my poem here.
Yvonne M. Morgan, author, blogger, and speaker.
Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
100% of the proceeds from sales of my book, Turning Mountains Into Molehills, go to help the orphans at Orphan Relief Effort, Inc.
18 thoughts on “Mary’s Lamb”
So precious to realize we ALL have this lamb with us everywhere we go! I’m so grateful for Jesus, my Lord and savior.
Me too. Amen. Thanks Jessica. Stay safe and God bless
Love how we can see Jesus in the complexity of creation as well as the simplicity of a nursery rhyme. It all points to Him!
Thanks Ava. We do like to make it so much more complicated. Stay safe and God bless
A great reminder to slow down and look around, awaiting the encouragement and blessing that the Lord places all around us each day. Love your poem inspired by the nursery rhyme. Thank you, Yvonne!
Thanks Melinda. Stay safe and God bless
I’ve never made that connection either, but I LOVE what God taught you and revealed to you! I also love reading your articles, as our hearts are drawn to the same love of God showing up in our ordinary. 🙂
Thanks so much Emily. God does love us and wants to show us many things if we listen. Stay safe and God bless
I never made that connection either. But now, reading it again, it seems so obvious. I love the poem you wrote, inspired by the nursery rhyme. It’s beautiful!
Thanks so much Shawn. I can’t believe I missed it all these years too. Stay safe and God bless. Hope the book sales are going well.
Beautiful poem, Yvonne. Love it and the analogy between the nursery rhyme and the Lamb of God!
Thanks Karen. I like to play around with poetry, something different. Stay safe and God bless.
Love this poem, Yvonne! I shared it on Instagram; would love to tag you,. What is your handle?
Thanks Candice. On Instagram I use my charity so it is https://www.instagram.com/orphanreliefeffort/
I loved the poem! So beautiful, Yvonne. I never caught the connection between Mary Had a Little Lamb and Jesus being The Lamb. Great insight! 🙂
Thanks Marcie. I am glad you enjoyed it. Stay safe and God bless.
How sweet, Yvonne! I love the way your love for your granddaughter brought you to the love of our Savior, the Lamb of God. Your poem was lovely as was your message – look for a message of God tucked in an unexpected place!
He loves to leave us little notes of love. Thanks Melissa. Stay safe and God bless.