7.28.2011

A reflection on a Thursday

"Can a woman forget her nursing child, 
And have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. 
Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands; 
Your walls are continually before me." --Isaiah 49:15-16

These verses are a great comfort to us all as we rest in the peace that comes from knowing our Heavenly Father loves us more closely than even the most dedicated mother could. As a mother who loves so fiercely, this rings true with me and brings me to a sober remembrance that He is God and I am not. I cannot help but think of the baby that we would have welcomed into our family this week and find rest that though we never knew the baby's sex or name, God knew from conception. He knew and He loved and He numbered that child's days and was faithful. As much as Lance and I think and hope that we will always remember this little brief life, we KNOW that God will never forget. 

And with so much to be thankful for that God has already given, we look forward to learning to Trust Him more fully with the children He has entrusted to us. I heard a new mom put it this way, "I hope to continue to learn to hold loosely while loving lavishly," as she spoke of her newborn son. So very true. Blessed be the name of the Lord who not only takes away, but also GIVES.

6 comments:

Caitlin L. said...

This was beautiful. Thank you Cindy. Thank you for being an example of a woman who goes to Scripture and God's word for her hope and clings to Him in the midst of hardship. I loved that-- "hold loosely while loving lavishly."

BOWquet said...

I agree, beautiful words. You are such a great example to all of us.

Linda said...

Sweet reflection Cynthia and a comforting verse for sure! Thinking of you...

a girl and her love said...

Thanks for sharing that reminder. So true. And I am eagerly waiting with you to meet that precious life one day in Heaven.

Tara said...

What a beautiful post, and I loved the new mom's quote too!

Elaine said...

Thank you for the sweet reminder and sharing your heart. It is very difficult to give God the people who hold in our hearts so dearly....a lesson I learned first hand last year. Love ya.