Isaiah 66:7-14 – The Church is Your Mother

In these verses Isaiah communicates one of the most gripping metaphors of the church.  He declares that the church is your mother who feeds you. Yes, each member is responsible to nourish one another as a mother does her suckling babes. Isaiah 65 and 66 hold together to present the final picture in the prophesy. In these chapters, God is crying out to those who find no delight in Him and encourages those who do delight and tremble. Now the Lord turns to a picture of a mother giving birth and how the child who is born nourishes the others. Isaiah continues to make the distinction between those who tremble at His word (who are deeply affected by it) in contrast to those who outwardly testify to it but are not inwardly moved.