His strong arm

December 7, 2014 10:29 am

“Here is your God! Here comes with power the Lord GOD, who rules by his strong arm; here is his reward with him, his recompense before him. Like a shepherd he feeds his flock; in his arms he gathers the lambs, carrying them in his bosom, and leading the ewes with care”. (Is 40: 10-11)

God who “comes with power” and who “rules by his strong arm” appears finally as a shepherd, who gathers in his arms the lambs, “carrying them in his bosom.” All God’s power and strong arms are for carrying, are for protecting and are for showing His love. The all powerful God is the merciful One. He comes to us as a child; defenseless but at the same moment Redeemer, helpless but at the same moment Victorious, dependent but at the same moment Protector.

“O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your heart.” (Entrance Antiphon)

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