BIBLE: 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.
MESSAGE FROM MARK: So, in this verse, we are being compared to sheep. Let that sink in. Sheep. Lions are fierce, gorillas are strong, eagles soar… but we get to be ‘sheep’. Baaaa! Sheep are kind of dumb (sorry to any sheep reading this... just keeping it real) and have no natural defences. But maybe that’s the point! Perhaps this verse is about our shepherd! And even when we do things that are dumb or when we are in trouble, we have someone looking after us, who picks us up and carries us to safety.
IN YOUR JOURNAL:
 Write down what would be the BEST animal to be compared to? (And why)
 Write down what a shepherd (or sheep farmer) does for His sheep. How do those things relate to what God does for us?
 What could it mean that 'God gathers the lambs and carries them close to His heart'. What could God be saying to us through that verse?