Devotion for Saturday after Lent 1

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. ~ Isaiah 40:11

Jesus will carry the lambs, the weak and helpless, in his bosom—next to His heart. He wraps His arms around them and holds them against His chest, where His heart beats with love for them. How wonderful to be one of His lambs; Jesus carries even elderly human beings who love Him as a shepherd carries the weakest and tiniest lamb. How amazing that the strong heartbeat that provides comfort to those held snugly against His body is the beat of His love.

Lord God, thank You that Jesus carries me like a shepherd carries a lamb. I am old and overweight, but to Jesus, I am a tiny, helpless lamb. You—Father, Son, and Holy Ghost—love me more I can comprehend. Help me to love You as much as humanly possible. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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