Hen's EggsHens= eggs are interesting. The shell on the small end of the egg is much thicker than on the large end. The baby chick will come out from the shell through the large end. God has arranged and designed the shell so that the baby chick can peck its way through where the shell is thin.
At the large end of the egg there is an air sac. This may be seen when the shell is removed from the hard-boiled egg. When the baby chick is formed in the egg, it is so placed that its head is in the big sac. No matter how much the mother hen may turn the egg over and over during the three weeks of the hatching period, she never disturbs the position of the baby chick. The chick will always be formed with its nose in the air chamber at the large end.
There is just enough air in the air chamber to last the little chick two days. As it starts to breathe and the hours go by, there comes the time when the last breath of air is taken. The air causes the little one to swell up somewhat and as the chick lunges forward to get another breath of air (which is not there), the impact forces a hole through the shell and the swelling body cracks the shell sufficiently so the chick can come out to find the mother hen that hatched it and follow her all around.
The beautiful relationship that exists between the mother hen and the chicks which are hatched out from her brooding is used by our Lord to illustrate His own love and care for us. In Luke 13:34 the Lord Jesus said, AO Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings . . . @ The Lord Jesus wanted to care for and love His own special people but their response was sad. They would not have Him.
AHe was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own (His own people), and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name@ (John 1:10B12).
Like a hen who calls her chicks when she finds a crumb or worm or bug, the Lord Jesus calls to needy souls. Come unto Me. AI am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst@ (John 6:35).
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