Have you ever seen a chicken hawk go after its prey? The old mother hen is often aware of the presence of the hawk in time to gather her chicks under her wing. With a furious fuss she squawks till her brood is safe by her side. She fluffs out her wings and protects them with her own body. The chicken hawk dives and the old hen turns her body toward him and cocks a wary eye without moving from her children. The predator comes in again for the kill and the mother spreads her wings even wider. A third time he dives only to be thwarted by the determined self-sacrifice of the mother hen. She is too big to be a target and the chicks are too safe to be seized so he flies away.
“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!” (Mat. 24:37). Jesus begged the Jews to come under His protective wing – but they would not. Thus, Jesus said, “Behold, your house is left unto you desolate” (Mat. 23:38). They had refused the Lord’s protection and were left vulnerable – sure to be destroyed.
Today many are refusing the protective wings of the Lord. All spiritual blessings are in Christ (Eph. 1:3) and forgiveness is in Christ (Eph. 1:7). We have protection under His wings (1 Pt. 1:5), and the tools we need to overcome the pains of life (Rom. 8:28; 1 Cor. 10:13).
But remember we must get under His wings (Gal. 3:27) and remain there (Jn. 14:15; Rev. 2:10). Friends, don’t expose yourself to the “chicken hawks” of this world.
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Park Heights church of Christ
P. O. Box 107
1300 East Boynton Street
Hamilton, Texas 76531
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