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KnoWhy #200 - Why Did Jesus Christ Compare Himself to a Hen? (3 Nephi 10:4)
|KnoWhy #200 - Why Did Jesus Christ Compare Himself to a Hen? (3 Nephi 10:4)
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|Book of Mormon Central Staff
|Book of Mormon Central
|Atonement; Hen; Jesus Christ; Symbolism
As part of His message of redemption, Jesus declared, “how oft have I gathered you as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings.” Jesus can be meaningfully compared to a mother hen in His role as Creator, in His ongoing efforts to gather and unify His people, and in His atoning sacrifice, which shelters and protects His people from the terrible consequences of sin and death. All who willingly gather unto Him will be immediately included with His children and encircled in the arms of His love.
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