Lamb of God

Now Jesus is the good shepherd. 

He leaves his entire flock to find one lost sheep. 

We can see this two ways: 

 

The shepherd leaves his flock to find the lost sheep.

He is gone for what seems like forever. 

He finally finds the lost sheep. 

He picks him up and turns around to go home,

And there is his entire flock,

Those who followed him,

Those who were looking for him. 

 

Or we can say,

He left his entire flock to find the lost sheep,

But luckily for him,

When he opened the gate,

He found the lamb was just outside the gate,

And he brought him into the fold. 

Who then was lost? 

None were lost. 

 

But the question remains,

Are we the lost lamb—

The one who struck out on his own,

Jesus Christ–the shepherd who follows him to find him,

Or the flock that followed Jesus Christ? 

 

There are those who come before Christ,

Those who follow,

And those who walk with him through time. 

We are all these.

 

The nursery rhyme holds true:

 

“Mary had a little lamb

Its fleece was white as snow

And everywhere that Mary went

The lamb was sure to go.

 

It followed her to school one day

Which was against the rules.

It made the children laugh and play

To see a lamb at school.

 

And so the teacher turned it out

But still it lingered near

And waited patiently about

Till Mary did appear

 

Why does the lamb love Mary so?

The eager children cry

Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know

The teacher did reply.”

 

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