God Protects Us as a Mother Hen Protects Her Chicks – Psalm 91:1-4

INTRO: This comforting poem was one of the first of my Christian poems based on Psalm 91 verses 1-4. I wrote it after hearing a sermon on Psalm 91, at the church I was attending regularly at the time. I also wrote another poem, soon after, titled God Protects from Enemy Attacks based on Psalm 91 verses 5-13. I love how the feature image I chose shows the chicks total hidden under the mother hens’ feathers. It took me some time to choose the backing tune for this poem, as I wanted it to reflect the movement of chickens, and eventually, I found this staccato plucking tune. Beverley Joy


PODCAST – God Protects Us as a Mother Hen Protects Her Chicks

When we run to God for protection

He will cover us with His love

Like a mother hen that spreads her wings

To cover her defenceless chicks.


The mother hen’s wings not only protect

When her chicks cry out to her for help

But she calls them to “Come quick and hide”

When she foresees danger and strife.


As well as keeping her baby chicks safe

She is ready to fight off enemy attacks

She cherishes them and keeps them warm

From the bleak winter cold and storms.


God’s gracious love we can compare

To the mother hen’s love for her chicks so dear

God protects and cherishes His beloved

Under His Almighty wings of love.


God’s wings of love are not weak like feathers

But as strong as bulletproof steel armour

Yet as flexible, warm and soft as feathers

To completely encompass and comfort us.


When you feel afraid or feel like easy prey

God invites us to run to Him

History shows how He protects

People who trust and have faith in Him.

Beverley Joy © 2014 of Simply Story Poetry. All Rights Reserved.

You can listen to all my poems on several podcast platforms here

References:
The Zondervan NASB Study Bible 1999 Zondervan Michigan U.S.A.
Matthew Henry’s Commentary of the Whole Bible 1960 Marshall, Morgan & Scott

Image by Herbert Hunziker from Pixabay

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