If only we knew God's Mother-love

Understanding God's tender care brings joy, peace, and strength—and makes us better mothers and fathers, too.

The Bible says, "The sparrow hath found an house." I was certainly surprised, however, when I went outside one morning and found that a sparrow was busily making a nest right in the middle of one of our hanging ferns. For a moment I didn't know whether to be annoyed because the presence of the nest meant I couldn't water the fern, or delighted because we were obviously going to have some baby birds to admire.

Mother-love won out. Certainly the fern indicated in this particular case something of the meaning of that just-mentioned Bible verse, "Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God." Ps. 84:3.

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May 8, 1989

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