Motherhood for married and unmarried

Becoming a mother
Becoming a mother is an incredible experience. I remember when I was pregnant. I can only prescribe it as an almost mystical experience. New life being created in my own body. In that time I believed that God had created me and that He loved me. I did not know His rules and regulations, His righteous laws. I did not know Him in fact. Deep in my soul I felt a distance between me and God. That gave me a sad feeling also. But that feeling made me search for the living God and I was 30 years old when somebody gave me a Bible and told me that I would find answers to all my questions about life.

I found the Bible
Reading the Bible brought me to faith. I repented of my wrong actions and gladly accepted God’s way of being able to return to Him because of the atonement for my sins by Messiah Yeshua. The Bible is the most precious book there is on the whole earth. It is the books of all books. If you are not aware of having any sins you have to read the Bible and you will find out that every human being is a sinner in the light of God’s standard.  We find answers to our deepest questions about life and death in the Bible. The many questions I had were answered when I surrendered myself to the one Who created me. and He is absolutely awesome.

God is weaving
When our first daughter was woven in my womb I experienced that holy feeling of being close to the One who is our Creator. In Psalm 139:13-14 it is written: ““For thou hast made my reins; Thou hast knit me together in my mother’s womb””  (The Holy Scriptures, Jewish Publication Society of America). The word: reins,  is translated with: inner parts. But it also means the place of our emotions. So in the womb God is weaving there the place for our souls.

Becoming a mother: a very sensitive and beautiful experience
For me becoming a mother was incredible. An incredible miracle. Life coming from my own body and so beautiful. My daughter Rachel was and still is very beautiful and precious. Now she is a mother herself. Three generations of women. Like we see on the picture of the homepage of womanofvalor. We see life through the generations. In the word of God we read how precious God is preserving life through the generations.

The mystical words of the shaliach Shaul (apostle Paul)
Maybe the text of the Messianic Rabbi and shaliach (apostle) Shaul (Paul) has to do with this secret of creation where he says that a woman because of her childbearing will have a privilege through this process: ““But women shall be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint” (1 Timothy 2:15). ”The chances of a mother to stay on the right path with God seem more when she bears a child than when she does not give birth. This could very well be because of the vulnerability in the time of childbearing and the  complexity of her task as a mother and wife. She has to hasten the improvement of her character according to the standards of God.

That lioness feeling
When I became a mother something strong developed in my soul: do not harm my child!! I will protect my child!! It was a very strong sense of wanting to fight for the safety of my child. The beautiful thing is that also the woman that has borne no child receives from God, when she walks with Him, the strength in order to enlarge the Kingdom of God. In Jesaja 54:2-3 it says to the one that did not give birth: ““Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your pegs. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left. And your descendants will possess nations. And they will resettle the desolate cities.”
This is the strengthening of the woman who has no children of her own, but is precious to God. For He will use her mightily for the growth of His Kingdom.

She will have children, her descendants
In our congregations  single women or married women without or with children play an important role in the lives of our children. They are often models and important to the children in the congregation. We also have seen this in the lives of people like Amy Carmighael and many other women called by God to sail the oceans and save many children from oppression, misuse and slavery.
These women never bore children, but they were incredible in their motherly actions. Those women are examples for all of us.

Send us your insights
The columns in this folder about motherhood have the goal to build us up as women who all are called to be: a woman of valor. You are invited to send your article about motherhood to our e-mail address and we will place it if it suits the goal of our motherhood folder.