We talk a lot about God being our Father. People accept this so readily. Rarely (actually I've never heard a sermon on this) do we talk about God being our Mother.
This isn't some crazy feminist idea.
God says He is like a mother.
"For thus says the LORD, 'Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; And you shall be nursed, you shall be carried on the hip and fondled on the knees. As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; And you shall be comforted in Jerusalem." Isaiah 66:12-13
Think about this, about parents in a child's life -- who is the child exposed to first?
In a biological birth situation the mother's own body gives strength and nutrition to her growing baby. It is the mother who protects that growing baby with her own life.
How much more does God do this for us?
He, like a mother, gave His own life for us -- His blood, His body -- willingly so we could be in relationship with Him.
If you're a single parent, help your child see God as her parent. God is both Mother and Father. And He can fill in the gaps beautifully if your child doesn't have two parents.
We love because He first loved us.
"if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us." 1 John 4:12
Being a mother is often the most challenging role I have on this earth.
Being a mother is the most rewarding role I have on this earth.
As my children get closer to being adults the fruit I see from seeds planted throughout their lives a lifetime of harvest of love and joy and such blessings I couldn't imagine when I was exhausted from staying up all night with a hurting baby.
Oh, thank you Lord for letting me be a mom.
Tell your mother thanks today. Whether she was a great mom or not-so-good, all moms give. All moms I believe try their best. All moms have been chosen by God to parent.