Mothers are God's Idea

Mothers are God's Idea

AUTHOR MERLE

Mothers are God's Idea


Motherhood originated in God’s heart. It is His idea, not man’s.

Let us look at the creation of man and woman.

Genesis 1:27-28 (New International Version)

27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
God created man in the image of God, and God’s intention for man is to reveal the father heart of God. Above everything else that God is, He is ultimately a father. Because the character of God is to father, He put something of his father heart into man when he created him.

Women also were created in the image of God, and He has chosen to put something of His maternal heart within them. Yes, within the Father heart of God, there is a mother heart. We see this encompassed in the word, “Almighty”, one of the many names of God.

EL SHADDAI – THE GOD OF THE TOTAL PROVISION

Whenever we see the name, Almighty, it is the Hebrew word, El Shaddai. A breakdown of this word is as follows:

EL - the powerful, mighty, eternal God.
SHADDAI - comes from the root word “shad” which is the Hebrew word for breast. It literally means “the breasted one”.

This is a picture of God Himself as a nursing mother – One who longs to comfort us, protect us, nurture us and gather us in His arms. He is the God who is all nourishing and all sufficient. El Shaddai is the God Who is Enough. He is able to totally satisfy all of our needs. He is the God of total provision.


Thank You Lord for Motherhood