Incredibly, God’s journey from heaven to earth was through the womb of a young girl! 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.
The Maternal Heart of God
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.”