Hen party

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me. And now, look, your house is abandoned. And you will never see me again until you say, ‘Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Luke 13:34

Jesus used a feminine analogy to illustrate God’s love here. Mothers love their children without qualification and nurture and protect their children, even when they question their choices. Mothers sometimes even make room for extra chicks under their wings.

Lord, please make sure every living soul has somebody who loves them like a Mother Hen.