Posts tagged ‘Amma’
Who comforts us as we move beyond childhood?
Who do we cry out for? Who can we turn to?
God says in Isaiah 66:13: As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you…
In Isaiah 66:12: For thus says the Lord… you shall be nursed, you shall be carried on her hip, and be trotted on her (God’s maternal) knees…’
In a beautiful picture of maternal love, Jesus expressed the depth of divine compassion with the words:
Matthew 23:37: O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, ho often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.
Since Jesus came to show us the Father (John 14:11-6) it is not surprising that we find in the Old Testament a similarly beautiful picture of God’s love: