“Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have graven you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.” Isaiah 50: 15-16
Sunday was Mother’s Day and you may have read Kate’s post about a mother’s love. She talked about how unlikely it was that a mother would ever stop loving her child, even when the child was ungrateful or disappointing. Even when a child chooses to walk away from the family, or behave in hurtful ways, most parents still yearn for that relationship to be restored.
The verses above tell us that God is that kind of parent. We can’t survive without Him, any more than a newborn infant can survive without mother’s milk. He won’t forget us. Love for us is part of His unchanging nature. The welfare of each of us is His continual concern. That’s why He sent Jesus.
So on Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day, when we give thanks for our earthly parents, let’s also give thanks for our Father in Heaven who will never forget us or leave us or forsake us.