Summary: No greater compliment can be paid to motherhood than God comparing His great love for us with the tender, compassionate love of a godly mother toward her children.
THE MOTHER-HEART OF GOD
"For thus saith the Lord: Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river. and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream. Then you shall feed. On her sides shall you be carried, and dandled on her knees, as one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you." Isaiah 66:12-13 (quickview) .
God pays a wonderful tribute to motherhood in Isaiah as He refers to His love for His children as "a mother’s love". Jesus paid the same tribute to motherhood when He spoke of His concern and love for Jerusalem being typified by "a hen gathering her chicks under her wing."
I. THE LOVE OF A CHRISTIAN MOTHER TPIIFIES THE LOVE OF GOD FOR HIS CHILDREN:
God’s love is non-preferential.
Illustration: A mother who had twelve children was asked which one she loved the best. Her answer: "The one who’s sick until he gets well; and the one who is away until he gets back home!"
II. THE CONCERN OF A CHRISTIAN MOTHER TYPIFIES GOD’S CONCERN FOR HIS CHILDREN:
"Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you."
It has been said: "A father becomes concerned when his child breaks a bone….a mother when her child skins a knee!"
III. THE SACRIFICIAL COMPASSION OF A CHRISTIAN MOTHER TYPIFIES GOD’S SACRIFICIAL HEART:
Everyone blessed with a godly mother can supply an abundance of illustrations to support this typification!
IV. THE PATIENCE OF A CHRISTIAN MOTHER TYPIFIES GOD’S PATIENCE WITH HIS CHILDREN:
The picture entitled "Answered Prayer" depicts the mother of Augustine kneeling in prayer by the couch of her wayward son. A godly mother will never cease praying for her children regardless of what their condition or circumstance might be.