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As a hen gathers her brood...

Luke 13. 31 - 35, the gospel reading for this morning, finds Jesus casting out demons and longing to comfort the people of Jerusalem. He says, "How often I have desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings..." This might be my favorite image of God the Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer. Imagine what life is like for those chicks...gathered up close to the bosom of their creator, kept safe from the outside world and nourished with love. And yet, as Jesus says, the people were not willing to be gathered to that safe place.

Where do you find the safety of wings? What nourishes you with Love? And where do you feel most close to the bosom of your Creator? Today would be a good day to begin searching for those places and living into the gift of that Safety. The world of politics and power cannot take that safe place away from us. The sun rises and so must we...above the riff raff and off to do the work God has called us to do.


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