God Does Not Abandon Us

9 Mar

Can a mother forget her infant,
be without tenderness for the child of her womb?
Even should she forget,
I will never forget you.  (Is 49:15)

In the first reading from Isaiah, we hear that Zion feared that God had forgotten them, that God had forsaken them.  God’s answer?  “Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb?  Even should she forget, I will never forget you.”

What a powerful message.

Through all my years, sadly, I have seen several mothers (and fathers) abandon their children.  I have seen many ravaged children who would have been better off, one would think, if they were abandoned.  I have seen immense cruelty.

God, however, is not a cruel God.

God’s love is immense, complete, eternal.

Even if our human mothers or fathers would forget their children, our God could never — would never — forget us.

FAITH ACTION:  Pray for all of those who have been abandoned by their parents and for all the many children who have been or will be aborted.