Gently has he carried you over the rough place, gently has he led you through the swelling tide, gently has he wounded, and with what gentleness has he healed you, gently has he chastened, and how gently has he dried your tears.
With what gentleness has he dealt with you in sickness, in suffering, and in grief.
How gently he has corrected your backslidings, restored your wanderings, guided your perplexities, removed your burdens; and thus, with a power that is never exhausted, with a skill that is never baffled, with a patience that never wearies, with a love that never falters, and with a gentleness that never overdrives, Christ is leading you step by step heavenward, where with a depth of gratitude and an emphasis of meaning unfelt before, you shall exclaim, ‘Thy gentleness hath made me great (2 Sam. 22:36, Psa. 18:35).’ “
Octavious Winslow, The Burdened Gently Led by Christ