How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
The chicks scurried around as the rain began to fall. They had been out in the yard in front of the coop. When the storm hit, they flew into a panic. Carefully, but quickly, the mother hen gathered her chicks to herself, enfolding them in her wings.
Jesus used the same image to show His disciples how God would save His children in time of distress. We have no need to fear, for the Lord is watching over us, and He will pull us toward Himself during bad times. The love of God is beyond human comprehension. We need not understand it, only except it.
Father and Mother of all creation, You care for us in very special ways. We turn to You for comfort and security in a frightening time. Be with us always. Amen.