Yeshayahu Forty: Shepherd

“Like a shepherd tends his flock, with his arm he gathers lambs, and in his bosom he carries, the nursing ones he leads (Isaiah 40:11).” This verse follows a number of descriptions of God as a powerful, mighty being. But this particular depiction is lovely. It has God taking care of all of us, and not forgetting or neglecting even the most minor members of His flock. This is the vision of God that I like to reflect on the most, and I’m glad to see it highlighted here, amidst all of the wonderful and fantastical aspects. It’s the minor miracles that add up to amazingness, rather than just the shock and awe elements.

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