Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Enduring Love

She's the surrogate hen - gathering them under her wings
Kealani enjoys cuddling their new Silkie chicks. It reminded me of the scripture where Jesus, speaking of Israel (and us, by extension - Romans 9:24) says:
"how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing." Matthew23:37
There are so many scriptures that encourage us about the love of God. Psalm 136, for example, repeats the phrase "His love endures forever" after every one of its 26 verses. We must need to hear it a lot. And, if we're going through grief, these are good:
"I call on you, O God, for you will answer me." Psalm 17:6
"Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.
For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men." Lamentations 3:32-33
On top of all that, God enjoys those cute chickens as much as we do. After all, he created them - they're not some inbred hybrid, but an ancient line remarked upon by Marco Polo when visiting China. And, the hens are known to be especially good mothers.

4 comments:

  1. So do I. She's very photogenic.

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  2. What beautiful chickens-
    encouraging verses too. Well, I broke out your Christmas wine and like last time, Joe decided on a cup...cause he doesn't drink wine. Anyway, he enjoyed it and I guess because it was home made.
    Not too spicy, not too sweet..just right, ha- Thanks

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  3. Thanks Gina - encouragement is always good.

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