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God is our Father who will never forget us

6/11/2009

A woman I worked with at a Crisis Pregnancy Center was teaching a Bible study I had written on God’s love. She read Isaiah 49:15 from that study.

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.  NASB®

What God was saying in this verse is, it might be possible but not likely for a nursing mother to forget her baby because the child is in her arms.  However it is impossible that I will forget you.   

She told me, one of her students started crying as she read Isaiah 49:15 and said, “Wow I now understand about God. I could never forget my son! Every time I nurse him I realize how much he needs and depends on me. My son almost died in my arms, but God my Father didn’t forget us and allowed me to save him. I understand why God would never forget me, because He loves and knows me, even more than I know and love my son. “

When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, I went to live with my father’s mother, my grandmother. She had this knack of criticizing me without me realizing she was being critical. My father lived with us, but stayed away a lot (because his mother did the same thing to him), so he was not very involved in my life.  I felt forgotten.  Do you ever feel forgotten at times by your family or by other people?  I think that if we are honest with ourselves, we have all felt abandoned and lonely.  Abandonment hurts no matter whom it is from, but when it is from people who should love us, it devastates us, doesn’t it? It hurts so much that you feel your heart has been pounced on. Did you know in Psalm 27:10, King David said his parents had forsaken him, but God had not?

But Zion said, "The LORD has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me." 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 49:14-16 NIV

God is your loving Father who will never forget you, but do your actions show, you have forgotten Him?

Because God my Father never forgets me, Gini

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