Jesus, from his Christ Presence, tells us in Matt. 11:28, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” This is the nurturing, caring, motherly aspect of God. This is the comforting idea shared in Psalm 91:4, “He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.” This a metaphor taken from the action of a baby chick that hides under the wings and feathers of the mother hen when scared. This is the nurturing and caring aspect of the Ultimate Reality that we call God.
There is another lesson in these two examples of the motherly aspect of God; in both examples there is a requirement to acknowledge that we cannot do it ourselves and we have to make a move to acknowledge that we are seeking help from this Ultimate Reality of the Universe. That we are surrendering and trusting God to take care of things.
In the first example, we have to admit that we are weary and carrying a heavy burden of fear, upset, and turmoil and be willing to ask forgiveness and know that this mothering nature will take over and give us rest. Maybe even a little kindness and tenderness after we have given up and turned over the battle.
In the second example, the chick has to run and hide under the feathers of the mother hen knowing that they need help and protection and trusting that the mother hen will allow them to burrow into that protective place under her wings and feathers. They do this automatically, knowing that there is comfort and safety in this act.
God is good and only good. God is always good and knows only good. Anything else is a creation of our own imagination that we have accepted as true. When we return to the True understanding of our God Self, the nurturing, loving nature of God takes us in, cares for us and makes things all good again, just like the motherly nature of moms takes care of us, forgives us and provides a loving space for us to rest in.
However, we must make the move that returns us to the loving Presence by laying down our burdens and asking for help. We must be like the baby chick that runs at the slightest hint of trouble and hides under the wings and feathers of the mother hen trusting in the protection and safety that ensures.
We are children of God. We are under the feathers and wings of the most high energy of the Universe. We are learning to lay down our burdens and trust the Father/Mother within to support us, love us and guide us to our highest good.
Love, Rev. Robert.