“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! See, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’” ~ Matthew 23:37-39 (ESV)
Heavenly Father, You are always ready to gather me and all Your children under Your wings, but I resist and try to be independent. Remind me constantly that I can do nothing without You. Give me rest under Your sheltering wings. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.