Under His Wings

Bible Reading: Psalm 91:1-6
Author: Mary Baird (Texas, US)
Wednesday 17 August 2022 © The Upper Room.
My grandparents used to raise white leghorn chickens—fowls with snow-white feathers and vivid red combs. 

Sometimes, as a child, I would see a hen squat on the ground, looking as if she were resting from the heat of the day. When she finally stood up, a brood of tiny chicks would come scrambling out and take up position behind their mother. 

Everywhere she went, the chicks would follow and if she stopped and held out her wings, they’d scurry back under. For those chicks, the safest place to be was enfolded inside her wings.

Seeing this as a child has given me insight into a statement Jesus made. He was expressing to the multitude his grief over Jerusalem because they had rejected all the prophets God had sent them. 

Then, in a more tender moment, he exclaimed, ‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem… How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!’ (Matthew 23:37).

We live in a stressful world filled with problems that can seem overwhelming. Our Lord beckons us to trust him and run for protection within his arms.

Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, may we learn to run to you for protection. Amen
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