ISAIAH 63:9 (CEV)
The LORD was truly merciful,
so he rescued his people.
He took them in his arms
and carried them all those years.
LUKE 15:5 (ABP)
When the shephard finds the lost sheep, he is thrilled as he lifts it onto his shoulders and carries it to safety.
God carries us to safety.
Shepherding God, thank you for your love that carries us into life. You do not give up on your lost sheep. You pursue us and lift us out of our fears. Raise our vision that is stuck in the mire of our wants. Free us for wanting your will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen. (Daily Texts, Ground Up Grace edition)