December 19, 2019 – Isaiah 49:13-15

Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted. But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me; my Lord has forgotten me.” “Can a woman forget that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Yet I will not forget you.” Isaiah 40:13-15.

Again and again we wonder about this tender compassion a mother has for her child.  Her love for her child is a strong ribbon of caring that began in God’s heart as He first loved us.  He created the universe and all its wonders of the ocean tides, the stars in the night skies, the highest mountains, and all populated with animals and the birds of the air.  Then He created man and woman.

Every mother knows the wonder of her child.  Her children become a blessing to her.  How can this be?  Psalm 37:27 gives the answer, Turn away from evil and do good; so shall you dwell forever.  

Do you recall wanting to remember something, and writing a name on your hand?  This is what God does.  He remembers us continually.  A mother keeps her  children always in her sight, seeing to their needs while they are young. As they grow  up and move away, a mother knows she needs God’s help to watch over them.  Each Mother continually prays for each child.

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me. Your builders make haste; your destroyers and those who laid you waste go out from you. Lift up your eyes around and see; they all gather, they come to you. As I live, declares the Lord, you shall put them all on as an ornament; you shall bind them on as a bride does.  Isaiah 49:16-18.

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