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The Maternal Heart of God

The Maternal Heart of God

The Maternal Heart of God [3]

Incredibly, God’s journey from heaven to earth was through the womb of a young girl![1] There was not only fertilisation within Mary’s womb also but impartation – for God himself came to dwell. There is a strong argument to suggest that the birth of Jesus took place during the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles. This would mean that the conception of Jesus occurred during the Jewish Festival of Lights the previous year. Conception and light are synonymous.

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The Maternal Heart of God

The Maternal Heart of God [2]

The concept of maternal instinct and compassion in relation to the being and character of God is found very early in biblical writings. Moses first refers to God as the God of compassion – (“El Rachum” – from the Hebrew word for womb) in Deuteronomy 4:31. A further example is found in Deuteronomy 32:18 – “You were unmindful of the Rock that bore you; you forgot the God who gave you birth.” [1]

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The Maternal Heart of God

The Maternal Heart of God [1]

The woman stood with her back to her husband as he spoke gently and softly touched her shoulder. “Perhaps it is for the best”, he said. She quickly turned round to face him. As she did he so he was completely taken aback by the fire in her eyes – “I want this baby!” Her tone was emphatic almost bordering on anger. The moment caught him off guard – he didn’t know what to say.

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