Friday, November 07, 2008

Faithlift Friday

"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."
Isaiah 40:11

This verse has been coming to mind a lot during this past week. It was read during last Sunday mornings service and it has ministered to me ever since. As a mother the imagery in this verse is especially meaningful. I love the image of Jesus carrying me in His arms and holding me close to his heart, just as I hold Naomi close to mine. The last line is a powerful reminder of the special care that Jesus has for young mothers. I am so blessed to be reminded that He takes a gentle approach to those who are caring for young children. He knows how draining and demanding parenting can be. I often loose sight of God's care for me while I am focusing on caring for those around me. It is a good reminder to slow down and allow God to carry me in his arms, to lead me gently, and accept the extra grace given to me because I am a mother.
This has been and encouragement to me, and I hope it is for you as well.

1 comment:

C said...

Thank you, I needed that! I am glad I found your blog. Thank you for the link.

Christi

"To laugh often and much, to win
the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false
friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, or a garden patch... to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This
is to have succeeded!" - Emerson