Listen to these great hymns.”Hide me under the shadow of thy wings” (17:8). “In the shadow of thy wings I will take my refuge, until these calamities be overpast” (57:1). “Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings I will rejoice” (61:4). “In the shadow of thy wings I sing for joy” (63:7). “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust” (91:4).
How do we know these songs were sung? They are the songs found in the book Psalms. Psalm 17, 36, 57, 61, 63, and 91 speak of the protective wings of God. So when Jesus expressed His desire to comfort Jerusalem He used an image widely understood, “How often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not” (Mat. 23:37). But Jesus’ desires go unfulfilled for Jerusalem was “unwilling” to be placed under His wings.
Sadly, today many are refusing the protection of our Lord’s wings. You can hear the sadness of the Lord’s words in Matthew 23:37, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem…” You know the Lord is still saddened today when man refuses His protection. Why not come under the protective wing of the Lord through obedience to the Gospel and through your continued obedience to His will? This protection is too grand and too wonderful, and the consequences too great to reject.
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