The first visitors

The first to come and see the Christ Child

to gaze in wonder at the Lamb of God

knew lambs so well

These shepherds

The Lamb of God who would take away the sins of the world

now lay in a manger, wrapped in cloth

as the angel told those first visitors

Did those first visitors ever see the Lamb of God again?

Did they see him as he grew up and became a man?

Or was this the only time they saw the one who takes away the sins of the world

laid in a cattle stall

this Lamb of God

who they were the first visitors