He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
I was reading this verse in my quiet time today. I have read it many times before, but today I was especially comforted by how the Lord leads us gently who are with young. Isn't that a special thing? Not only does He lead us dear mothers, but He does it gently. What a sweet and wonderful thing.
As the Lord leads us gently, so shouldn't we also lead our dear children gently? There are too many harsh mothers these days. Perhaps you have seen them in the stores, scowling and/or shrieking at their children. Yes, we must tell our young ones what to do, and we must keep order, but shouldn't we do it gently, as our dear Shepherd does for us? He is not a harsh taskmaster, as some portray Him. So we should show His true nature to our children by leading them gently, with love and kindness, and always pointing them to the Saviour of our souls.
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