Saturday after Advent 3

Isaiah 40:11
He will tend his flock like a shepherd;
he will gather the lambs in his arms;
he will carry them in his bosom,
and gently lead those that are with young.

This passage brings to mind those beautiful pictures of Jesus holding a tiny lamb to his bosom, so gentle and loving. He will do that with each of us if we but let Him—but that means we have to put ourselves into His loving care. We lean on His chest rather than trying to stand on our own power. We are helpless, just like tiny lambs totally dependent on their shepherd. If we follow Jesus, we will depend fully on Him to care for us and lead us in His paths.

Thank You, Lord, that we can put ourselves in Jesus’ hands, and He will carry us gently and give us His strength. In His name we pray. Amen.

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