“Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me” (Psalm 131:2 NKJV). There is no more calming, tranquil picture among humans than that of a child settled within the comfort and protection of his, or her, mother. And, yet, that is exactly what is missing from millions of children in the United States today. For their own sins and corruption, God seemingly had abandoned His people for good to punish them. Yet, to illustrate that He had not, He asked: “Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you” (Isaiah 49:15 NKJV). To be ignored or forgotten by our own mother, indeed, does permanent damage!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.