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What I'm Learning About: Motherhood

Learning to thank God for the gift of motherhood even on the crazy parenting days

A mother is a key facilitator and keeper of our identity formation in Christ. Here's how four women are learning to embrace and appreciate their role as mothers in the nitty-gritty of everyday life based on figures set apart in the Bible.

Catherine Hickem

Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth.Luke 1:26

When God selected Mary, He was looking for heart. God set out to find the precise woman who would give her heart to him, completely and wholly. He wanted a woman with whom he could entrust his perfect son. This was going to be no ordinary woman. Or was it?

Mary was not a woman of status and means. Her family was probably considered "blue-collar" by the societal and cultural standards of her time. In Luke 1:48, she is described as "humble" (NASB), indicating a lowly position. She did not come from a place of influence and power. It appears that she was simple, pure, and young. Not a typical portrait for the mother of a king.

Yet God began ...

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Mary Was an (Extra)Ordinary Woman