Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Just read this:
If we are Gods children it might be helpful to imagine ourselves sometimes as in Her womb. There could not be a closer image of warmth, security and protection. There we have all our needs provided for in perfect measure, as the baby receives oxygen and nourishment without deficiency or excess through the umbilical cord. In Gods womb we can stretch and turn in every direction, just as the baby, suspended in water, is as happy upside down as the right way up, and in the early months can excercise its limbs freely. Wherever God our mother takes us we will be safe and provided for; whether in cold or heat, storm or drought, we will be protected. Wherever we journey to we will still be at home, for the presence of our mothers womb is closer to us than our geographical location. God is closer to us than the ground we stand on. Even though we have never seen our mother, perhaps are quite unaware of her, or even deny her existence, she is in perfect and constant intimacy with us, and when we are born into the light of her presence we will recognise that She has been with us all along.
Margaret Hebblethwaite. Motherhood and God
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