Mother’s sacrificial love is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. There is nothing a mother will not do to protect her children and family. And if all fails, a mother will not hesitate to sacrifice her own life to save her offspring. It is this powerful image of motherly love that Christ uses to illustrate his love and care for you by likening himself to a mother bird protecting her chicks – an imagery also found in the Old Testament (see Deut. 32:11).
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!” Mat. 23:37