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.”

 

Jesus Christ

Birth and death are part of life

How do we experience birth and death?

We experience by watching

As we do today

We see those who come into life

And those who leave life

But the question is

Where do they come from

And where do they go

And how can we experience our own birth and death

 

Through Jesus Christ

We can witness our own birth and death

By looking in the Bible

 

Who was present at the birth of Christ?

Which happened here on earth

His mother who delivered him

Then his father joined them

The three wise men paid homage

And the star that led them there

These witnessed his birth

 

We can also see his death

Which took place on a cross

This earth

Who witnessed that?

Many people did and wrote about it

His mother was there

Mary Magdalene was there

His disciple was there

 

Now the question is

Who will appear to witness his second coming?

In this lifetime, on this earth now

Who can experience that

Rising from the dead

And returning to the living

Christ has experienced that

He is here now

And he is within you now

He never lost consciousness

Never lost sight of who he was