Read the Bible in a year by reading Luke 13:23--35 today Are You Ready to Gather Under the Wings of Jesus? Jesus loved the city of Jerusalem, but the city of Jerusalem did not love Him. Hear Him, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing!" (Lk. 13:34 NKJV) Watch a hen gather her chicks under her wings. It really is a wonderful sight, bringing a smile to almost anyone's face. She cares for her chicks and they want her protection. Now, picture Jesus as a hen and He wanted the people of Jerusalem to gather under His protective wings, but they refused to do so. They were unaware of the danger that was on the horizon from which Jesus could have saved them. Forty years later the danger struck Jerusalem hard when the Roman armies wasted the beloved city. Listen, friends, Jesus wants to gather you under His protective wings from an even worse danger that awaits all who refuse to come under His wings. Are you ready to gather under the wings of Jesus? Question from today's reading: How did Jesus answer the question, "Are there few who are saved?"