Devotional Post

November 16, 2019

The Barren Woman

 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.  Psalm 113:9

 Motherhood is a high calling that should never be regarded as insignificant.  Someone once said that if the wife gave birth to the first child and the husband the second, there would be only two children in every family.  I must agree with what a husband once said that he is glad God chose women to bear the children.  There have always been women that were barren who yearned to give birth to a child and some received the gift from God to do so.  In First Samuel we read of Hannah who was in bitterness of soul because she could not have a child.  She prayed and begged God to open her womb and one day Eli told her that God would grant her petition and she gave birth to Samuel.  Not everyone that has prayed for a child has God permitted to do so for reasons that may not be ever known on this side of heaven.

 This verse tells us that God maketh the barren woman to keep house and to be a joyful mother.  The word mother here can be figuratively or literally.  She may not bear a child but she may be a mother to a child.  Today the children’s homes are full of children who need a mom and dad to adopt them.  There have been many accounts that after a husband and wife adopted a child that she eventually did give birth.  Nevertheless, a barren woman can be a mother.  It is unfortunate to say the least, that our society has approved the abortion of millions of children and the only consolation in that is the babies are with the Lord now.  In any case, we are to praise the Lord and give thanks unto Him for His bountiful blessings in all things.

Brad Jackson