by Stan Coffey

Mary Had a Little Lamb
Stan Coffey
Luke 1:26-38

A little child was playing her record player one evening when her father came into the room. He watched as she pranced around and was singing the little nursery rhyme that the record was playing. It said,

Mary had a little lamb, whose 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 rule.
It made the children laugh and play to see a lamb at school.

When the record was finished, the little girl looked up at her daddy with almost a divine look on her face and said with tears in her eyes, ''You know Daddy, Mary did have a little lamb, the Lamb of God.''

Many times great truths come from the mouths of children. Now I want to preach on that subject, ''Mary Had A Little Lamb.'' You've heard that nursery rhyme all of your life and when I'm through preaching this morning, I believe that each time you hear that nursery rhyme, it will make you think of the Lord Jesus Christ.


I want you to look first of all at Mary. Why did God use a woman through whom the Son of God would be born? If God had the power to create the planets -- if He could drip from the end of His fingers great seas and oceans -- if He could scoop out from the mountains, great caverns, He could reach out from the infinitudes of glory and span out a canopy of space that man has never been able to fully see. Then why was God not able simply to send down from the embattlements of heaven, a Son to walk upon the face of this earth?

Walking one day along the seashore, why could one not look out into the sea and see one rising from it to walk upon the shores of time, the Son of God? Or like John the Baptist, why could He not have walked out of the desert one day proclaiming that he had been born in the desert and that he himself was the Son of God, or that He instantaneously dropped down from the glory of heaven and had co ...

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