Safe and Secure–Bonita Fredel

Safe and Secure

How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings…  Luke 13: 34

A mother robin has tended her nest just outside our living room window.  Vigilantly, she kept the eggs warm and safe.  She sat through serious winds, rain and drastic temperature changes.  Then as the eggs began to hatch, she fluffed out her wings to seal the new babies from cold and danger.  Now, all head, mouth and longing for nourishment, they are well fed.

Jesus longs to bring people under his compassionate wings.  As our divine caregiver, he offers us safety, security and nurture.  And so, we look to the Christ who gives us himself in Word and Eucharist.  We are well fed with holy food!

Prayer:  Loving Caregiver, you have told us that you will watch over and nourish us.  And, show us where we can spread our wings of care and compassion for those in need.  In your holy name, we pray.  Amen.


Deaconess Bonita Fredel, Johnson Creek, WI

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