Midday Meditation: “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.” Spend some time with this image Jesus gives us with him as the mama hen, gathering his people to himself—as he looks at Jerusalem this last week of his earthly journey. Spend some time with these tender, mothering parts of his heart, his care for humanity (and you, in particular!). What are the pieces of you he is gathering under his wing today? What in the world is he lamenting and longing to care for (and perhaps inviting us to join him in caring for)? Use your imagination for a bit today, and let yourself be gathered there under his wings (a common metaphor God uses throughout Scripture!).

Posted by Jamie Bonilla at 2023-04-04 18:26:11 UTC