So, i gave this lonely little chick to my recently bereaved broody hen, and she welcomed this chick with open wings. I have very much enjoyed watching the two of them over the past couple of weeks. Mother hen protects this single chick like it was the greatest treasure on earth, and she spends every waking moment teaching it to find food and be a chicken.
I took some pictures for your enjoyment. I've been saving them for Mother's Day because they remind me of me and my mom . . . since i'm an only child too. And i have a really good mom too. And i love her a lot.
I think the last picture is my favorite. Do you see that little indention in the mother's feathers, right in the middle of her breast? That's where the tiny chick just snuggled in for some warmth and rest and comfort. The most beautiful picture of them all.
You probably don't have to think too hard to stretch this hen-chick/mother-daughter imagery to a picture of the love of God. So i'll add this scripture to go with the pictures above.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. ~Psalms 91:1
Happy Mother's Day to all of you -
and especially to mine. <3