In the Alphabet of Life, T is for TENDER, because of God is anything toward us, it is tender. Like a tender shepherd, He leads us, not only knowing us by name, but knowing each of our own particular weakness, strength, fear, excitement, and tenderly He leads us safely home.My God, He is like a tender shepherd, watching over those of us who are with child, or nursing.

He is tender, giving us the time we need to grieve at times.

He is tender, pushing us just enough, but never without love.

He is tender, knowing just how to convince us of what we need to let go, of what we need to embrace.

He is tender, granting us rest when necessary.

And He gives us His nature, that we might be tender toward those around us, toward those without hope, without strength, without purpose.

And He gives us His nature, that we might be tender toward those who are His and those who are not, toward those who are good, and those who are not, toward those who will appreciate, and those who will not.

In the Alphabet of Life, T is for tender. 

“And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;
For you will go on before the Lord to prepare His ways;
To give to His people the knowledge of salvation
By the forgiveness of their sins,
Because of the tender mercy of our God,
With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
To shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Luke 1: 76-79

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one thousand#640 An evening all by myself 

#641 Time to reorganize my kitchen cupboards

#642 The sound of a train in the distance

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