“Luke13:34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who have been sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her young under her wings, and you were unwilling!” (NASB)
In teaching, it is necessary to bring stories that will help people understand what point the teacher is trying to make. Jesus used the analogy of a hen to show the mindset of some people who were trying to kill Him. Stories help people understand better a point made, for it presents a picture in the mind. There have been times that I can’t remember a lesson taught, but I remember the stories that were said. In the same manner, Jesus was using the story of the city of Jerusalem as an example of a city that didn’t receive the word of God well. They tried to kill the prophets that God had sent – prophets like Micah, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. Now Jerusalem was about to receive the greatest prophet that God had ever sent and His fate would be no different. The purpose of this story is to show that God always is willing to protect us, He always is ready to defend us, but our unwillingness to be under His wing will leave us vulnerable to Satan’s influence and deceptions, which will harm our souls. Do not resist God’s love, do not be a rebellious child; let God bring you under His wings.