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Monday, January 14, 2008

Babe in Arms

Taken from Biblical Womanhood in the Home

Read Chapter 10 (Nurturing Mothers) from Biblical Womanhood in the Home

At times a woman may consider maternity as excess baggage—something that interferes with her life, her career, or her ministry. A woman’s maternal spirit needs to be sanctified by the Lord to be available to be used whenever, wherever, and however He chooses...

The picture of Hannah nursing her son at her breast (v. 23) depicts the tremendous capacity for love that is in a mother’s heart. God uses the relationship of a nursing mother with her child to
describe the depth of His love and compassion, and He likens this relationship to His relationship with His people (Isa. 49:15).

Mothers have the first opportunity to introduce God to their infants. Before an infant can ever understand words or read the Bible or memorize Bible verses, he learns about God and how the Lord cares for him by means of a mother’s touch and through a mother’s love, nourishment, and comfort...

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