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Sunday, August 05, 2018

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Julian of Norwich saw God as mother. Many other mystics, theologians and people of faith have also recognized the divine as feminine, like she did. In my own mothering, I have come to experience the love of God as mother. When you pour yourself out for another, giving your very body for their peace, you know true love. God cares, nurtures and provides for us like a mother. In my life I've witnessed the powerful love of mothers--mothers who conquer the world for their children and themselves; mothers who bear all sorts of crosses for the sake of others; mothers who find the deepest purpose and strength. These mothers show me the face of God. God births us in love and sustains us with her food of life. In times of pain or doubt, we can rest peacefully in our Mother's arms, knowing she will never leave or forsake us.

Mothering God, thank you for the gift of life. Feed us with your light, life and love. Amen.

Jamie Brieske '14
Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, Wisc.

This God Pause daily devotion is brought to you by the alumni of Luther Seminary.