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Mary’s Child

Mark 6:3 “Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph,[a] Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?”

My granddaughter turned two a few days ago. I decided to read up on some of the old nursery rhymes so I could repeat them to her. I came across “Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Sarah Joespha  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.

I as 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 pondered this connection, I felt called to write God’s version of this poem, and here is what 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


May the Lord Bless you and keep you.


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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