Behold, the Lord God shall come with a strong hand,
and His arm shall rule for Him;
Behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.
He will feed His flock like a shepherd;
He will gather the lambs with His arm,
and carry them in His bosom
and gently lead those who are with young
In the Shepherd’s arm, He carries me in His bosom – close to His heart.
For He is our God,
And we are the people of His pasture,
And the sheep of His hand.
Today, if you will hear His voice:
Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice
In the Shepherd’s arm, His is the first voice I hear. Even closer than my ear, He speaks to my heart.
I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own .
As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father;
and I lay down My life for the sheep.
And other sheep I have which are not of this fold;
them also I must bring,
and they will hear My voice;
and there will be one flock and one shepherd
In the Shepherd’s arm, I am part of His flock, the family of God. The Good Shepherd is big enough and strong enough to carry all of us – He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom (Isaiah 40:10). We are all close to His heart.
My sheep hear My voice,
and I know them,
and they follow Me (John 10:27).
“And where I go you know and the way you know…
I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me”
(John 14:4, 6).
In the Shepherd’s arm, I know wherever He takes me is the right way to go.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture
You are My flock,
the flock of My pasture;
you are men, and I am your God,” says the Lord God
In the Shepherd’s arm, I know I belong to Him.
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake
In the Shepherd’s arm, I can rest in His presence, trust in His protection.
And the glory which You gave Me I have given them,
that they may be one just as We are one;
I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one,
and that the world may know that You have sent Me,
and have loved them as You have loved Me
Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead,
that great Shepherd of the sheep,
through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
make you complete in every good work to do His will,
working in you what is well pleasing in His sight,
through Jesus Christ,
to whom be glory forever and ever.
In the Shepherd’s arm, we can glorify Him.
© Stephanie B. Blake