Sunday, 6 March 2016

Pause In Lent #4

I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will feed 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.
[from Isaiah 66]

We so often speak of the Fatherhood of God - but Scripture has quite a few examples of God being described as a mother. Nurturing, caring, loving...these are all important qualities for us- and we are made in the image of a Great Creator who demonstrates these perfectly. We love, because He first loved us.

It is Mothering Sunday - I miss my Mum so much - it is 25 years since I was able to send her a card. But I am so incredibly proud of my daughter, now a mother herself. Liz has suggested you might like to see these pictures of Rosie. The first taken just an hour after she was born [proud Gran is quite overwhelmed as you can see]

Here is Bob holding Rosie on Tuesday [6 days old] He's good at this Grandad stuff.

And here we are outside her home in London - about to go with Rosie's happy, but tired, parents for a short walk around the block. [Liz knitted the wonderful little hat]

Not everyone finds Mothering Sunday easy - those who have lost mothers or children, and those who have always wanted but never experienced the joy of motherhood. But today I pray that the peace of God's love, and the comfort of being in His family will surround you.


  1. She is beautiful and how proud you both look

  2. Happy mother's day! Hope you're having a lovely day, your first as a mum and a grandma!

  3. What lovely photos of the new grand daughter..perfect for today.

  4. Beautiful and a beautiful name. Hope Rev Bob is feeling much better today. Lots of love J xx

  5. Rosie is beautiful! I'm v happy for you all!!! Your thoughts on Mother's day are very lovely and poignant!!!Xx

  6. What wonderful photos - thankyou to you and Liz for sharing them. Rosie is absolutely beautiful.

  7. What a beautiful little granddaughter and a lovely post. Happy Mothering Sunday to you. It's been 18 years since I could send my mum a card. I miss her too.
    Blessings to you,X

  8. Happy Mother's Day to both you and your daughter Liz! Little Rosie is beautiful.

  9. Lovely! Lovely! Many congratulations to you and your family.

  10. Congratulations to the happy parents and proud grandparents!
    Thank you for writing about missing your mum. I still find Mother's Day hard even though it's thirteen years since I lost my mum, it just never gets any easier. Maybe it's the huge event that the day has become in modern times - dare I declare bah humbug and say it's become another overly commercialised opportunity to spend, spend, spend?
    I miss her every day and this annual reminder that other people have mums to spoil rotten and I don't makes me sad.

  11. Absolutely HUMUNGOUS Congrats to you all. Rosie is beautiful. Isn't being a Grandmother just the best? You are going to be such FAB Grandparents! Much Love. xxx


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