Genesis 1:27, Is God Our Heavenly Mommy?

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

//Hmmm. So which one is in the image of God? The male or the female? Or is God both male and female?

God seems to relish the role of a mother as much as a father. In the male-dominated culture of the Bible world, the paternal picture clearly won out, but traces of Momma God still remain, as in this verse:

By the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb. –Genesis 49:25

This is a far greater topic than one meager Dubious Disciple post can address, but it’s certainly worth meditating on. Here are a few more verses:

For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant. –Isaiah 42:14

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! –Isaiah 49:15

As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you. –Isaiah 66:13

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. –Matthew 23:37

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