Safe in the Almighty Shepherd's hands

(John Fawcett)

"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

Jesus is the Shepherd of His flock,
  to conduct, guard and defend them,
  to feed them in the green pastures of His grace,
  to cure and heal their diseases,
  to restore them when they wander,
  to gather the lambs with His arm,
  to carry them in his bosom, and
  gently to lead those that are with young.

His power, His care and compassion are infinite.

His followers are as sheep in the midst of wolves.
We hear one of them saying, "My soul is among
lions!" These lions may gape and roar, they may
seek to devour. But the sheep are safe in the
Almighty Shepherd's hands
; for He has said,
"I know My sheep, they follow Me, and I give
them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any pluck them out of My hand."

Such a Shepherd must be precious.