There are many stories told by firefighters that after they have extinguished a fire they are surprised to find live chicks underneath the wings and scorched body of their mother.
The ultimate sacrifice of the mama bird is powerful and telling.
God has been compared many times in the Bible as caring, nurturing, fierce and protective mother. Jesus stretched his arms as wide as the universe and cover every human being with his love. ”Under me, you are saved, protected, loved and safe- he cried.”
We run to him, not only for salvation, although that in itself is crucial and vital to our living, we run also when we feel vulnerable, weak, helpless, threaten. We run to him for consolation and for mothering love comfort.