Everyone’s tasted that harsh feeling of loneliness. The reasons are endless: no one remembered your birthday, someone forgot your name, or simply because your friends are talking about a subject that you don’t know and you feel left out.
When I was younger, and a lonely moment would rattle me, I often took confidence in my mom. My mom never forgot me, and always welcomed me to come close when I was hurting.
In the Scriptures, God uses the analogy of a mother and baby, to describe how He cares for His children.
“But Zion said, ‘The LORD has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.'” We’ve all felt like even God has left us at times. But God replies.
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” (Isaiah 49: 13-15 NIV).
There is one thing in particular that I find touching about this passage. First, it’s incredible that the mighty and eternal God would compare himself to the tender image of a mother and child. Even though He’s a God of power we can’t even begin to understand, He tells that in that tender way a mother loves her child, He loves us also.
Even if my mother goofs up and forgets my birthday once, I know God won’t ever forget me.
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