Mary’s Lamb

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,
His fleece was white as snow,
And everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.

“Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale.

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 Lamb

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 so
The early Christians did cry.
He wants to save us, you know.
And take us to heaven, bye, and bye.

Mary’s Lamb by Yvonne M. Morgan

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.

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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

Slow Down

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.

Blessings,

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.


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18 thoughts on “Mary’s Lamb

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Me too. Amen. Thanks Jessica. Stay safe and God bless

  1. Ava Pennington – Bible study teacher, speaker, and author of Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional.
    Ava Pennington

    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!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Ava. We do like to make it so much more complicated. Stay safe and God bless

  2. Melinda Viergever Inman – earth – Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda now spins tales from her writer's cave in the South. Her fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. Find her at http://melindainman.com.
    Melinda Viergever Inman

    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!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Melinda. Stay safe and God bless

  3. 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. 🙂

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks so much Emily. God does love us and wants to show us many things if we listen. Stay safe and God bless

  4. 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!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      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.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Karen. I like to play around with poetry, something different. Stay safe and God bless.

      1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
        Yvonne Morgan

        Thanks Candice. On Instagram I use my charity so it is https://www.instagram.com/orphanreliefeffort/

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Marcie. I am glad you enjoyed it. Stay safe and God bless.

  5. Melissa McLaughlin – From an early age, the beauty of nature and love of family pointed me to One who is greater, the Creator and Lover of my soul, Jesus. My writing is inspired by His Word and His Spirit. During the most desperate times of my life, I learned to use scripture prayers to be my voice when I had no voice. To find out more about my passionate prayer journey, check out my book "In Dark of Times When Words Fail, Voice of Jesus Pray for Me." Follow along and join me in this journey of loving Jesus!
    Melissa McLaughlin

    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!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      He loves to leave us little notes of love. Thanks Melissa. Stay safe and God bless.

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