I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my Elohim from my mother's belly.
We never picture Yah as having feminine attributes. Often times in our Western minds we forget that Yah is Spirit, and that as The Great I AM, He embodies everything. It is He who breathes the first breath of life into humans. He gives a safe place for the life to be nurtured often secured from all those who seek to do us harm. Like a mother, He places us in the proverbial womb of His protection allowing for growth.
While we are in our growth process He is constantly giving us nourishment. He gives all first, and in return for His giving we are expected to put Him first. Many parents demand the same of their children, quoting how they carried and nurtured them so to get disrespect in exchange for their selflessness is unacceptable. If an earthly parent can demand honor for their duty to their child, how much more can Yahuah?
Yah carried Israel in the womb of the wilderness where they practiced for the Promise Land. In the womb there is protection from harm. Breathing is practiced without the pressure of gravity against fragile lungs. The same with following Yah. In the wilderness Yah was protecting Israel from the outside influences as they learned how to live and breathe the instructions of Torah. It wasn’t until they were birthed or placed into the Promise Land that the practical teaching of the wilderness journey had such significant meaning. When Yah left the enemies to prove Israel’s devotion it was finally time to see what they were “made” of. There was no longer the safety of the womb, but now what had been grown and cultivated as a strong nation was forced to fully experience the elements of the outside world pressing on every side.
Many of us are like Israel, we have left the womb of comfort. Maybe you have started a new journey. Maybe you have taken the next step in your walk of faith, and are now having to put the lessons of the Bible into practice. The reality is that Yah would not have moved you to this point without believing you were equipped. This is the time now to prove your devotion to this walk. As the master teacher steps back to watch his star pupil, likewise will Yah stand back and watch you carry out His will as His chosen. You have the tools. You have the practical knowledge. Now is time to let your light shine. As you come face to face with opposition stand firm and declare that you are following the one who has nurtured you and not those around you who only seek to devour you.
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (KJV)
As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
Isaiah 66:13 (KJV)
Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Isaiah 49:15 (KJV)