Naomi and Ruth do not have a biological mother-daughter relationship. But their story becomes one fo the most powerful mothering stories in the Bible, especially how adults continue to foster mother-daughter relationships far beyond childhood.
While the Bible does use the masculine pronouns for God and portrays Him as our Father, men are not the only ones made in the image of God. And God is not only the model for fathers but also for mothers. We look at some passages which use mothering language to describe God’s nurturing activity with His children. And what does this language teach us about mothering?
We use the story of Hannah to dive into the desire for motherhood and rekindle that desire in mothers and mother figures of all ages.