Jesus, Our Lamb

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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.
By Sarah Josepha Hale

As I read it, an image flashed through my mind. Mary did have a little lamb; 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.
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 it countless times. But, in the stillness of the morning, I found a new message in it. Mary’s Lamb is the Lamb of God.

I challenge us to take time during this Holy 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 our faces glued to our devices. So instead, 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
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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 me 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.

Prayer

Father, I thank You for the spotless Lamb of God who is without blemish or defect. I deserved to die for my sins were many, but Jesus, Your Son, died in my place. You have washed me with Your sinless blood, and now I am whiter than snow, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which You prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Therefore, keep us faithful and ever grateful for the blessing of having our sins forgiven. In Christ Jesus, we pray. Amen.

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Grace and Peace to you,

Yvonne M. Morgan is a Christian #author, #blogger, and #speaker. #BibleGatewayPartner

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.”

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16 thoughts on “Jesus, Our 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

      Thanks so much Jessica.

    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 JD. Happy Holy Week to you too. God bless.

  1. Linda Samaritoni, writing as Linda Sammaritan – For years, Linda Samaritoni tried to be perfect wife, perfect mother, perfect teacher and crammed so many activities into her days that twenty-four hours couldn’t possibly hold them all – perfectly. She now lives by the motto, “relentlessly eliminate hurry.” Semi-retired, Linda makes sure to spend time with her grandchildren before they grow up and start adventures of their own. Read more of her blogs at www.puttingonthenew.com.
    Linda Samaritoni, writing as Linda Sammaritan

    I have heard that many nursery rhymes were composed during the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation and had hidden, Biblical meanings. This was one of them.

    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

      That is so cool. I had not heard that before. Thanks 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

    Beautiful thoughts about Jesus and His love for us as Easter weekend approaches. Thank you for sharing these beautiful sentiments, 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 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 Melissa and God bless.

  3. Ava Pennington – Ava has a heart for God’s Word and God’s people. She’s passionate about encouraging readers and writers. She began writing for publication after a 20+ year corporate executive career in NYC. Her publication credits include articles in numerous magazines as well as short stories in 30+ anthologies. Her one-year devotional, Daily Reflections on the Names of God, is being released by Revell Books this year in a gift book edition, titled Reflections on the Names of God, which includes content from the original devotional. For more information about Ava’s books, speaking, and writers’ services, visit www.AvaPennington.com.
    Ava Pennington

    Your observation reminds me that some say “The 12 Days of Christmas” also contains “hidden” Christian references.
    Ah, if we only slow down long enough to take time to look beneath the surface!

    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

      We do miss so much as we speed by in life. Thanks Ava and God bless

  4. authordlv – Christian writer, author, blogger. Visit my site at https://www.stephendelavega.com.
    Stephen De La Vega

    I enjoyed your poem and thank you for the reminder to stop and listen. I run a pretty busy life and when i do slow down, I don’t always fill my time with stopping and listening. How good it will be to reflect on Jesus this Easter time.

    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 Stephen. It always amazes me what I learn when I do slow down and listen to God. God bless and happy Easter

    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

      Happy Easter to you and your family Karen. Thanks and God bless.

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