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 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.
Jesus, Our Lamb – When I take the time to stop and listen, God shows me many wonders. Click To Tweet
“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 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.
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.”
16 thoughts on “Jesus, Our Lamb”
I love the idea of “Mary’s lamb” being Jesus. Beautiful poem!!
Thanks so much Jessica.
Wonderful blessings sweet friend. Thank you for sharing your heart with us today. Happy Holy week ma’am.
Thanks so much JD. Happy Holy Week to you too. God bless.
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.
That is so cool. I had not heard that before. Thanks and God bless.
Beautiful thoughts about Jesus and His love for us as Easter weekend approaches. Thank you for sharing these beautiful sentiments, Yvonne!
Thanks Melinda and God bless
Beautiful poem and message. Thank you Yvonne.
Thanks Melissa and God bless.
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!
We do miss so much as we speed by in life. Thanks Ava and God bless
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.
Thanks Stephen. It always amazes me what I learn when I do slow down and listen to God. God bless and happy Easter
Love the poem, Yvonne. So good! Happy Resurrection Day!
Happy Easter to you and your family Karen. Thanks and God bless.