UNDER HIS WINGS
April 6, 2014
Luke 13:31-35 ESV:  At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.”  And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course.  Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’  O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!  Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”
Jesus’ passionate desire is to protect and provide for us like a mother hen watches over her chicks. In order to encourage us to completely trust in Jesus’ care for us, Luke makes clear …
…Jesus is not intimidated.
…Jesus dies to fulfill His mission.
…Jesus holds those accountable who won’t trust His care, who reject Him.
…Jesus happily protects and provides for all those who accept Him as their deliverer.