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
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