He will carry the lambs in His arms,
holding them close to his heart!
(James Smith, "The Pastor's Evening Visit")
"Fear not, little flock!" Luke 12:32
The Savior's flock is small.
It exists in the harsh desert.
Enemies surround it.
His lambs, especially, are timid.
But He says, "Fear not, little flock!"
You are your Shepherd's care!
You are His property!
You are His delight!
He is always present with you!
He is omnipotent to defend you!
Every perfection of His divine nature is employed for you!
He has never lost one of His charge yet--and He never will!
It was said of Him by the prophet, "He will feed His flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in His arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young!" Isaiah 40:11
He gathers His sheep to His fold.
He feeds them in good pasture.
He restores them when they wander.
His CARE of them is incessant!
His LOVE to them passes knowledge!
The PROVISION He has made for them is suitable and abundant.
Beloved, let us know our Shepherd.
Let us listen to His voice.
Let us keep close to His side.
Let us feed and rest among His sheep.
Let us exercise confidence in His kindness and care.
Let us banish our fears, for why should we be alarmed?
Let us cast all our concerns and cares--upon the good Shepherd!