Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Jesus says in Luke 13.34: "How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under he wings, and you were not willing!" Jesus says this while he is overlooking Jerusalem. I think he would say the same thing when he looks over the cities strewn across this world. Jesus' desire is to gather under his arms. This shows us what it means to gather together on the "Lord's Day". We gather under the arms of love that reach out to us----drawing us back to the God who is love. I know countless folks who refuse to be the ones who are gathered. Sometimes it is because we do not like some of the folks that are under those arms. What are we saying when we refuse to gather together under Jesus' arms?