How she enters into her child's grief! How she presses him to her bosom and tries to take all his sorrow into her own heart! He can tell her all, and she will sympathize as nobody else can.
Of all comforters the child loves best his mother, and even full-grown men have found it so.
We readily perceive how He is a father; but will He be as a mother also? Does not this invite us to holy familiarity, to unreserved confidence, to sacred rest? When God Himself becomes "the Comforter," no anguish can long abide.
He will not despise us for our tears; our mother did not.
He will consider our weakness as she did, and He will put away our faults, only in a surer, safer way than our mother could do.
Let us begin the day with our loving God, and wherefore should we not finish it in the same company, since mothers weary not of their children?
not in its fashion and manner, but in the truth which it contains.