There is a picture I’ve seen of Christ with a lamb on his shoulders.
He is our shepherd, He will draw us to Himself with great care and tenderness.
Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Christ has proven that He will do whatever it takes to protect His beloved.
Christ’s suffering on the cross was not just physical and emotional, it was also spiritual.
He endured excruciating physical pain. He endured the ignorant taunts of the lost. He endured being spat upon as He carried His cross toward the place of His own death.
He endured heart-wrenching separation from His Father,
who turned His back on the sin of the world that Christ took upon Himself.
Truly, He will do whatever it takes to rescue us from
an eternity permanently separated from our Heavenly Father.