The Lord Be With You Today!
He tends His flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in His arms
and carries them close to His heart;
He gently leads those that have young.
(What a compelling picture of a shepherd gathering his lambs in his arms
and holding them close to his heart.
While our God is a consuming fire, while He is fiercely powerful,
He is also a caring, loving Shepherd Who deeply cares for us.
We are His lambs today and He gathers us in His arms
to protect us and to nurture us and to hold us close to His heart.
He gently and carefully leads us, mindful of us,
knowing that we have cares and responsibilities, wounds and struggles and incapacity,
and guiding us through those responsibilities
which are in our custody and purview.
Just as a lamb has no other thought
except to trust its shepherd who carries it,
so we can trust completely the Shepherd Who carries us today.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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