(A Christmas Poem)
Oh shepherd boy who greeted many newborn lambs,
Did you realise that you greeted the newborn Lamb of God?
Shepherd boy of temple lambs,
Did you understand that you met the lamb who made your temple obsolete?
Did you ever imagine that you would meet the Shepherd of our souls?
Shepherd boy who saves lost sheep,
You met the saviour, the messiah, your Lord.
Oh shepherd boy, who slept by night under the stars,
Did you know that you visited the Bright Morning Star?
Jewish shepherd boy of humble beginnings,
Could you conceive that the humble babe in the feed-box was your King?
Your worship that beautiful night, it was the first Christ mass.
About the artist: Kelvin Fowler is a Kiwi pastor, poet, writer and artist who lives in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Please do not repost this poem or painting without his permission (He says he'll usually grant you permission, just ask first.) You should check out his blog: www.lunch.lt , I personally am enjoying reading through his book "Clueless in America" on there at present, it's both hillarious and inspiring.