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August 07, 2006

Nurturing, Nursing Mothers

"Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother's breast. From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother's womb you have been my God. Do not be far from me." Psalm 22:9-11


"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me." Isaiah 49:15,16


"For you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance." For this is what the LORD says: "I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm and dandled on her knees. As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem." Isaiah 66:11-13


"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me." Isaiah 49:15,16


"But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me. Put your hope in the LORD both now and forevermore." Psalm 131:2,3


"But we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children. We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us." 1 Thessalonians 2:7,8


He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:11

Be encouraged. God who has given us our children, has given us also means to physically nourish them and spiritually nurture them. We may lean into Him, each moment of each imperfect day.


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This post concludes our World Breastfeeding Week 2006 series.


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Comments

Thanks for sharing the beautiful scripture! What a nice way to end the series.

Posted by: Jamie at August 8, 2006 09:33 AM

Tulipgirl? What the hell? *I'm* tulipgirl!

;)

Posted by: Ubertulip at August 8, 2006 12:10 PM

I read that as I sat down for a break and to nurse my little one. God is so good to encourage us with His word! My little one is peacefully sleeping at my breast, resting, peaceful in the care of a mother who is resting in the Lord.

I pray for many more children and years to feel this sweet closeness.

Posted by: Mist at August 8, 2006 03:32 PM

:-)

Posted by: Kim at August 8, 2006 07:45 PM

I love these verses! I was just reading today about a nursing mom asking others (online Christian forum) if it was ok if she nursed her baby in front of other ladies at a church ladies meeting.

That was the saddest thing I read that she felt like she had to ask if it was ok!

Posted by: Malissa at August 12, 2006 09:52 PM


 
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