See, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; his reward is with him, and his
recompense before him. He will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep.
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While hiking in New Zealand, I bunked with a couple of women from Australia - a mother and daughter.
The daughter was a mother herself and described to me a life of painful relationships and financial uncertainty.
Though not a person of any particular faith, she freely confessed that she survived all the difficult times
because she said, "I have me mum." Her "mum" is a woman of enormous vitality and passion. There were times, she admitted,
that even the greatest of comforters need comforting. God quickly offers comforting to comforters.
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Come, Lord Jesus, with your comforting arms, your compassionate heart and your mission to save. Amen