The Coming of the Christmas Lamb

Posted by on December 17, 2015 in Christmas, Holidays | 21 comments

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


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

Barbara Anderson

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

The Coming of the Christmas Lamb

Thank you for stopping by to read this poem. 

Have a blessed Christmas celebrating the Lamb of God!


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  1. Just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite things on Thursday! I’m excited to start the party back up tomorrow and hope you will join me!! Pinned!

  2. Phyllis, this is beautiful! Thank you for directing me to it! I have pinned it and hope, with your permission, to print it out for (personal, family only) use with my nativity shadow puppet stage next year. The kids are too young to sit for the entire thing this year – and might not understand it all either. Just beautiful! Perfect complement to my stage!
    Blessed Christmas to you and Barbara!

    • Of course you may use it for personal use! You must take pictures of your nativity shadow stage. Wonderful idea! I might steal it and do that with my grandkids next year! Merry Christmas!

  3. Such a beautiful poem. Please come and share it at my Wordless Wednesday linky for today on royalegacy.

    • I will do that. Merry Christmas!

  4. Beautiful!

  5. These look so lovely. Very talented decorators. I bet this was so enjoyable to view

    • Yes, it was. So many great ideas!

  6. She’s very talented! It is a lovely poem ! Merry Christmas to you and your family ! 🙂

    • I agree! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  7. I really enjoyed this poem. Please thank your sister for agreeing to share it with us. May you both have a lovely Christmas and a bright New Year!

    • I will do that! Merry Christmas to you.

    • I will do that! Merry Christmas to you.

  8. That was lovely! I’m excited to share it with my kids tomorrow! I’m so glad I linked up after you at Make Your Home Sing.

    • I will extend your comment to my sister. I love it because it says exactly what Christmas means. It’s a great one to share with kids and adults. We will be reading it at our Christmas table. Thanks for visiting! Merry Christmas!

  9. Very nice! So great to remember what CHRISTmas is all about! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

    • It is! Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Christmas!

  10. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!


    • Thanks, I’ll relay the comment to my sister!

  11. Phyllis, this is wonderful! Please give my thanks to Barbara for this beautiful reminder of why we celebrate Christmas & for sharing this special poem.

    • I will do that! She is so talented!

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