God’s protection in light of Mama Hen

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About 3 1/2 weeks ago we had noticed a broody hen sitting under a large hosta in the front flower bed. About 2 weeks ago we saw little chicks peeping out from under her wings. God is so amazing! We have really enjoyed watching the hen with her chicks! This was them last week branching out and moving into the front yard a bit. In watching mama hen with her chicks and how she covers them up to protect them, or how they hurry to her if anything startles them, I am reminded of Jesus saying in Mathew 23:37, “How often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.” I talked about this with my little people last week just reminding them that God wants to keep us close, guide and protect us, and provide for us. If a chick doesn’t return to the mama, they are in danger of predators or getting to cold and dying. We must, therefore, be willing and responsive to Him. This verse means so much more having watched Mama Hen and her little chickies! Thank you Lord for bringing your Word to light through Your amazing creation!

~Waverly

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