Wednesday, December 6
O Gatherer of Lambs, Come
Isaiah 40:11 God will feed the flock like a shepherd, gather the lambs in God’s arms,
carry them in God’s bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.
O Gatherer of Lambs, Come~
There are times when we sow seeds of service
and reap only exhaustion,
when we seek to follow your will
and encounter only resistance at every turn.
We find ourselves losing our enthusiasm,
our vision, and even our faith.
In those times and always,
gather us up in your loving arms, hold us close,
and then lay us down to rest,
as gently as Mary laid her child in the manger.
Comfort us, and restore peace to our souls that,
strengthened and refreshed by your embrace,
we might once again serve you.