The infinite tenderness of Jesus!
"He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding
them close to his heart." Isaiah 40:11 (nlt)
"He shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them in his bosom." Isaiah 40:11 (kjv)
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 is considerate of the weak of his flock.
He purchased them with blood, they are his
property: he must and will care for that which
cost him so dear.
He is responsible for each lamb, bound by
covenant engagements not to lose one.
They are all a part of his glory and reward.
"He carries the lambs in his bosom."
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!