Matthew 23:37 (NIV) 37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.
1. God cares for his people like an eagle hovering overing her young.
Deuteronomy 32:11 (NIV) 11 like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them aloft.
2. God comforts his people, like a mother comforts her child.
Isaiah 66:13 (NIV) 13 As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”
3. God instructs his children, like a mother teaches her child.
Proverbs 1:8-9 (NIV) 8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. 9 They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
4.God will never forget his children like a mother will not forget their nursing child.
Isaiah 49:15 New International Version (NIV) 15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
5. God loves us his children like mother loves her child.
1 John 4:19 (NIV) 19 We love because he first loved us.