Let’s look at another picture of motherhood today. Psalm 113:9 says: “He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.”
The phrase “to keep house” is the same Hebrew word we have been talking about, “yashab.” Do you remember what it means? To marry, to dwell in a family with children, to sit down, to settle, to abide, to remain, to continue.”
I love the CEB translation of this Scripture: “God NESTS the once barren woman at home—now a joyful mother of children.” To nest in a home means to settle in. To make a snug abode, a sweet resting place. A nest is a place to rear young such as a bird with her nestlings. Why are baby birds called nestlings? Because the mother nurtures them in a nest where it is safe and secure.
Our babies and young children are also little nestlings. God intends them to be nurtured in the home, not in daycares. And therefore, we make our home a safe nest.
We cannot be a nester if we are not in the home. We work in our home. We mother in our home. We nurture in our home. We love our nest.
Did you notice that this Scripture ends with the exclamation, “Praise ye the Lord”? What is your response to nesting in the home? A sigh and a groan or the bold exclamation, “Praise ye the Lord”?
Can I hear you say it aloud? Come on, say it with me, “Praise ye the Lord.”
Have a blessed day in your home today,