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In The Image of God


God’s Thoughts to Me

So God created human beings in His own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them (Genesis 1:27, NLT).

Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you! See, I have written your name in the palms of my hands (Isaiah 49:15, NLT ).

The Mother Heart of God


Our heavenly Father’s love is immeasurable … incomprehensible … limitless. Yet, in all its greatness and grandeur, it is gentle, soft, kind and patient beyond my ability to fathom!

The Scriptures are deliciously laced with the sweet fragrance of the love of a mother. Our Pappa pays tribute to motherhood when He compares Himself to a hen who wants to gather her chicks under her wings.


A father is concerned when a child breaks a leg, but a mother kisses a skinned and bruised knee. In the same manner our Pappa is concerned about a single strand of our hair.

He loves with a good dose of sentimentality for He collects all our tears and treasures them like a collector’s item.

His affection has that non-preferential quality of a mother’s heart for He leaves the 99 behind to seek and save the one who is lost.


He compares His love and heart to the most tender and beautiful love we can imagine, when He wants to gather us in His arms, nursing us like a mother nursing her helpless infant at her breast.

He even suggests that a mother can forget her nursing child and feel no love towards her little one. But He is aghast that we can even consider His love to be that way.


And, if we look closely enough, we can see how He has written our names on the palms of His hands when they were nailed on the cross!

Much love xx


Linking-up with Lisa-Jo and the Five Minute Friday ladies


Also with Still Saturday
And dear Barbie and The Freshly Brewed Community



I live in a small seaside town on the south-east coast of South Africa. I suffer from fybromyalgia/constant fatigue syndrome. I trust in the Lord Jesus for grace and strength to survive from day to day. He provides me with this and more and I therefore like to try and encourage others with the same illness. I am married and I am the proud mother of two grown sons.

22 thoughts on “In The Image of God

    1. Hi dear Ashley
      We at times tend to forget that He is the source of all love. Yes, the nails that pierced His hands wrote all our names in His palms.
      Much love

    1. Hi Kasey
      Thank you for your visit. I am so glad you have found it encouraging. His love is truly generous! It still baffles my mind at times.
      Hugs and blessings

  1. Mia…I just love this. We are so blessed to be loved so perfectly just as we are! Thank you for these beautiful words! Blessings! 🙂

  2. His affection has that non-preferential quality of a mother’s heart for He leaves the 99 behind to seek and save the one who is lost.

    Wow… what a beautiful line! lovely piece… just ovely

    1. Hi Grace
      Yes, dear one, He is the source of all love and it truly boggles my mind how wide, and deep and far it is! Thanks for visiting.
      Much love XX

  3. Mia, how good to remember that He indeed has engraved our names on His palm. How awesome is that? I was so glad that you were the post before mine on the FMF linkups. Have a wonderful Friday!

    Blessings and love,

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