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.
I love the promise of this verse. As a mother, I am under the care of a gentle & faithful Shepherd. He leads me as I lead my own little flock here at home.
He carries the lambs (the young ones...my children, and others who are young in the faith) close to his heart, until they are ready to walk on their own among the flock, bringing new young ones into the flock, expanding the Kingdom of God, and beginning the cycle again.