Friday, December 3, 2010

"As a hen gathers her Chicks"

  Chickens are very funny animals I think. I mean have you ever watched them strut around. Ha ha ha ha! I also believe that chickens are one of the most useful animals. Without them we wouldn't have chicken nuggets, grilled chicken sandwiches or eggs (to bake with.) Chickens, or hen's more specifically, are also very protective of there young.
  When ever danger is near a mother hen scoops up her chicks and  sits on them, shielding them from whatever bad that might happen. Instead of allowing her chicks to be exposed to possible danger she hides them so that she can will take the brunt of whatever lies in store.

   In 3Nephi 10:6 this is when Christ is speaking to the inhabitants in America, after he has just destroyed to wicked from the land, and right before he descends from heaven. He says "O ye house of Israel whom I have spared, how oft will I gather you as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, if ye will repent and return unto me with full purpose of heart." I really love this scripture because Christ is telling us that no matter what, he will always gather us to him if we have faith in him and, repent. He will be, to us, as the hen to her chicks, shielding us from dangers.
  Christ took upon himself all the sin in the world. He is already reaching out to gather us, we just need to go and accept his embrace.

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