One of the reasons for the Holy Bible being as beloved and revered as it is has a lot to do with the beauty of its poetic imagery as concerning the love of God. The scriptures often speak of this unfailing love through parables and metaphor that even those without ecclesiastical training can grasp and appreciate.
In a recent online video that has since gone viral we see a Mother Hen protecting her chicks from the falling raindrops by sheltering them under her wing. This is highly reminiscent of a particular passage in the gospels where Jesus weeps over Jerusalem as he professes his love for his people.
Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
What we see in this passage is the sad irony that Jesus, who desires nothing more than to protect his flock, has suffered rejection from the very chicks he desires to shelter from harm.
In other passages Jesus refers to the Church as his flock.
Definition: Flock: a number of birds of one kind feeding, resting, or traveling together.
Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
It is our prayer that this article will serve as a small reminder that those of us who have repented in the name of Christ are his flock and that through faith in him we are protected under the shadow of his wings!