“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!” Luke 13:34 Please meditate and learn from the hen. God has set some creatures upon the earth for our learning and admonition. We are told to learn from the ways of the ants (Proverb 6:6). The hen also has some lessons for us: 1. She first lays enough eggs before sitting on them: Good planning and knowledgeable. 2. When she starts sitting on her eggs, she minimizes her movements: Self control, disciplined. 3. She physically loses weight while sitting on her eggs due to decreased feeding: Sacrificial and self denying. 4. She can sit on eggs from another hen: Non partial, indiscriminate and generous. 5. She sits on her eggs for 21 days patiently waiting and even if they don’t hatch she will still lay eggs again: Faith,hope and not discouraged. 6. She detects unfertilized eggs and rolls them out: Sensitive and discerning. 7. She abandons the rotten eggs and starts caring for the hatched chicks even if it is only one: Wise, season conscious and realistic. 8. No one can touch her chick: Protective Love. 9. She gathers all her Chicks together: Unity of purpose. 10. She can’t abandon her chicks before they mature: Mentorship/Discipleship Even Jesus taught from the hen in Luke 13:34. Continue brooding your dreams,one day they shall hatch and you shall see them grow. Never give up.

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