Yesterday we celebrated Mother's Day. For many of us our mothers are no longer with us. We sure do miss them. It is especially hard this time of year when so many pay tribute to their moms and post pictures and so forth. We share their joy. Those of us without mothers who are parents get to enjoy Mother's Day from the other side, the receiving side. Though I am a father I enjoy the celebration of my wife and her children. She truly is a great mother. The things that make her a great mother are a reflection of God's relationship to His children.
Isa 66:13 - As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you. (Never a truer statement)
Hos 13:8 - I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps. (Don't mess with a mother's children)
Deut 32:11-12 - As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh ten, beareth them on her wings: (Mom to the rescue)
Isa 49:15 - Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget. (A mother's love never wanes)
These verses are not saying God is feminine. We do not call him God the Mother. The bible clearly refers to as our heavenly Father. Rather, these verses teach us that whether we are male or female, mothers or fathers, we are to conduct our lives living the image out of God. Mothers are to be Godlike in their relationship with their children.
We celebrate all mothers, especially so those who are living their lives to the glory of God. So if your mother is still living, give her a hug, tell her much she means to you.