Looking for a Christmas Devotional? This poem, The Coming of the Christmas Lamb, written by my sister, Barbara Anderson, makes a wonderful devotional for both young and old. She has given me permission to share this poem with you. It tells the Biblical account of Jesus’ birth in a wonderful way. I hope you enjoy the poem and the message it brings.
The Coming of the Christmas Lamb
By Barb Anderson
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when over the earth
People were awaiting the Savior’s birth.
Shepherds were resting while watching their sheep.
Because of wild animals, they dared not to sleep.
Suddenly light shone from the sky high above.
A bright star appeared announcing God’s love.
The shepherds were frightened and fell to the ground.
In the darkness of the night, God’s glory shone ‘round.
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But a choir of angels who said, “Do not fear!”
“A Savior is born in a city close by.”
“Jesus, the Lord, in a manger does lie.”
Good tidings of great joy they did proclaim.
The shepherds knew life would not be the same.
Why would the angels to us come and sing?
We’re just ragged old shepherds with nothing to bring.
They rounded up their sheep and off they went.
To find the Savior, the one God had sent.
In the dark of night, the star was their guide.
And soon they arrived at the Savior’s side.
There in a manger surrounded by sheep
The Lamb of God was peacefully asleep.
The sheep nestled closely to keep Jesus warm.
The shepherds stood watch to keep him from harm.
Baby Jesus was swaddled in burial clothes,
A symbol of His death, and triumph over foes.
Jesus was the promised one, His work would soon begin.
The Christ child came to save us from all of our sin.
The shepherds they spread the good news as they went,
To let others know that a Savior was sent.
When you seek Him and ask Him to make your sins clean
White as wool they’ll become—not a spot to be seen.
When His gift of salvation you accept and claim,
In the Lamb’s Book of Life will be written your name.
Yes, the Lamb of God, brought salvation and light.
So Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
Copyright December 2014
Note to readers from Barbara: On a recent trip to Israel, our Bethlehem guide told us that the strips of cloth used to swaddle baby Jesus were burial cloth pieces that were used to wrap a corpse. Strips of burial cloth were also used to wrap the feet of the little lambs that were to be sacrificed. This would keep the lamb clean and without defect. Jesus was the perfect Lamb of God who was sacrificed for our sins.
“You were redeemed…with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” I Peter 1:19
Thank you for stopping by to read this poem.
Have a blessed Christmas celebrating the Lamb of God!
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