"He tends His flock like a shepherd;
He gathers the lambs in His arms
and carries them close to His heart;
He gently leads those that have young."
Baby Girl is infatuated with other babies right now, real or pretend. She is constantly carrying and coddling one of her several baby dolls, taking them to bed, for walks around the house in the stroller, to tea time, and in the car when its time to leave. Her arms are full of her little ones. Her heart breaks to leave one behind.
Our Shepherd is much the same. His tenderness reaches for us so that He may hold us close to His heart. He gathers us in arms that are never too full or too weak to hold. He gently leads us. He determines where we should go so that we are getting the nourishment, the rest, the growth that we need, but He is not harsh or unsympathetic when we falter in our follow. And His heart breaks to leave any behind.
Lean closer to the Shepherd today. Let Him gather you in His arms. Let Him carry you close to His heart. Let Him tend to you so that His love flows through you to others and ensures that none are left behind.
To lean close to God's heart, I highly suggest reading all of Isaiah 40. It will bless you, as will Internet Cafe Devotions, a place to develop a deeper relationship with God as you interact with His Word.