Jesus came once in a lowly manger, born of Mary, and will come again in the glorious skies, as the Savior who brings grace and peace to all who believe.
This miracle, including the saving work of Jesus, is beautifully described in the following poem*
Mary had the little Lamb, who lived before his birth;
self-existent Son of God, from heaven he came to earth.
Mary had the little Lamb; see him in yonder stall—
virgin-born Son of God, to save us one and all.
Mary had the little Lamb, obedient Son of God;
everywhere the Father led, his feet were sure to trod.
Mary had the little Lamb, crucified on the tree,
the sacrificial Son of God, whose suffering sets us free.
Mary had the little Lamb—they placed him in the grave,
thinking he was gone for good but death is now his slave.
Mary had the little Lamb, ascended to heaven above;
“To all the world,” he bids us go to neighbors with his love.
Mary had the little Lamb—mystery to behold!
From the Lamb of Calvary a Lion will unfold.
When he comes again to save, of this be very sure:
It won’t be Lamb-like silence, but with the Lion’s roar.
PRAYER: Dear Jesus, you are the Little Lamb of God, born of Mary, born for me. Even as you followed your Father’s will, give me the faith today to follow yours. Amen.
FURTHER MEDITATION: Read Romans 1:1-7. There are two miracles here. One is that Jesus is both fully human and fully divine. The other is—because of that, anyone who believes is considered holy, full of grace and peace. Where in these verses does the Bible explain these two miracles? Pause. Meditate. Pray.
* poem composed by Marv & Marbeth Rosenthal