tenderness of Jesus!
"He will carry the lambs in His bosom, holding them close to His heart." Isaiah 40:11
Who is He of whom such gracious words are spoken? He is the Good Shepherd. Why does He carry the lambs in His bosom? Because He has a tender heart, and any weakness at once melts His heart. The sighs, the ignorance, the feebleness of the little ones of His flock--draw forth His compassion. He purchased them with blood, they are His property--He must and will care for that which cost Him so dear.
"He will carry the lambs in His bosom, holding them close to His heart."
Here is boundless affection. Would He put them in His bosom--if He did not love them much?
Here is tender nearness--so near are they, that they could not possibly be nearer.
Here is hallowed familiarity--there are precious love-passages between Christ and His weak ones.
Here is perfect safety--in His bosom, who can hurt them? They must hurt the Shepherd first.
Here is perfect rest and sweetest comfort.
Surely we are not sufficiently sensible of the infinite tenderness of Jesus!