flower for you – mom
kindness goodness gentleness
faith hope giving – life
We read another aspect of God. Prophet Isaiah received this revelation that God cares about His people, even their young, like and even better than a nursing mother does for her children.
This passage prophesied the return of the Israelite remnants (the children who had been scattered all over the world). But we (believers of Jesus Christ) are the children (by faith) of God too. We have been gathered from all over this globe into God’s Kingdom.
A mother of human and other living creatures always protects and even sacrifices her own life to give life to her child. But there are times when even a nursing mother is helpless and loses her motherly instinct and or capacity to love and care. But God can give you all the resources to nurse and bring up your children: noble, rich, powerful. Nothing is impossible with God.
See how God loves and can help and protect His children. Better than a nursing mother can.
Isaiah 49:15-26 New Life Version (NLV)
15 “Can a woman forget her nursing child? Can she have no pity on the son to whom she gave birth? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. 16 See, I have marked your names on My hands. Your walls are always before Me. 17 Your builders hurry. And those who destroy you will leave you. 18 Lift up your eyes and look around. All of them gather together and come to you. As I live,” says the Lord, “you will put them on like objects of beauty. You will tie them on as a bride does. 19 For your waste places and your destroyed land will now be too small for the people. And those who destroyed you will be far away. 20 The children born to you during the time of your sorrow will say for you to hear, ‘The place is too small for us. Make a bigger place for us to live in.’ 21 Then you will say in your heart, ‘Who has given birth to these for me? My children were taken from me, and I could not give birth. I was sent away and had no place of my own. Who has brought up these children? See, I was left alone. Where have these come from?’”
22 The Lord God says, “See, I will lift up My hand to the nations. I will raise My flag to the people. And they will bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters will be carried on their shoulders. 23 Kings will take care of you as fathers. And their queens will be your nursing mothers. They will bow down to you with their faces to the ground, and kiss the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the Lord. Those who wait for Me with hope will not be put to shame. 24 “Can that which was taken by a strong man in battle be taken from him? Can those taken away to prison by a powerful ruler be saved?” 25 The Lord says, “Even those taken away by the strong man will be taken from him. Those taken by the powerful ruler will be saved. For I will fight with the one who fights with you, and I will save your sons. 26 I will feed those who make it hard for you with their own flesh. They will become drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine. Then all flesh will know that I, the Lord, am the One Who saves you, and the One Who bought you, the Powerful One of Jacob.”