He will tend (feed) 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 ESV (KJV)
Isaiah gives us the picture of a gentle shepherd who cares for his sheep. He tends, feeds, gathers, carries, and leads his flock.
Our God is like a shepherd to us. He tends and feeds us, taking care of our needs. He gathers and carries us in his arms. And he gently leads us along the path we should go. He doesn’t harshly drive us. He doesn’t violently beat us. He cares for us with the gentleness of a shepherd.
Is this how you think of God – as a gentle shepherd?
In what situation in your life do you need God to carry you right now?
How do you need God to gently lead and guide you today?