37 ‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! 38See, your house is left to you, desolate. 39For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.” ’ (Matthew 23:37-39, NRSV)
I read this and I wonder what Jesus has wanted to do for me and yet I was not willing…
The picture of a hen sheltering its young under its wing from all harm is a tender image and one that I hope I would allow Jesus to do for me.
But are we always open to where Jesus is leading us and what Jesus wants to do for us?
Sometimes we are like the stubborn 2-year old that is saying, “I do it myself!”
We need to allow Jesus to shelter us, lead us, guide us, so that we might know the life that He has prepared for us!