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.
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.”
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