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Matthew 23:37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!
Jesus is like that mother hen: selfless, defenseless, giving everything. He calls out in his longing to gather us, like the hen who clucks and gathers her brood under her wings. He is willing to—and does—pay the highest price for love of us. Thanks be to God.
MOVING FORWARD: Snuggle up with one of your beloveds today. Enjoy being quiet and safe together.