He tends his flock like a shepherd:What is near and dear to your heart? For God, that's lambs and their mamas.
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.
The passage beginning "Comfort, comfort my people" speaks tenderly of a highway through the dessert, glory, a sure word, Good News, a debt more than covered, the Sovereign LORD, a hand cupped with oceans, stars by name, wings of eagle strength.
And there -- tucked in the middle -- lambs and their mamas.
Gathered in his arms. Carried close. Led gently.
More? Read Isaiah 40.