Second Sunday of Lent
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Delivered By
Deacon Lora Smith
Delivered On
February 24, 2013
Central Passage
Luke 13: 31-35
How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings.

t is a wonderful and incomparable proof of love that He did not mind coming down to endearments to win rebels to his service….Whenever the Word of God is put before us He bares His breast to us with maternal kindness, and not content with that comes down to the humble affection of a hen fostering her chicks….When he puts on a mother’ s role, He comes a great way down from His glory: how much further when He takes the form of a hen and deigns to treat us as His chickens!...all rest in safety who gather themselves to God in the obedience of faith, for under His wings they have an impregnable refuge.

~John Calvin