Bursting with enthusiasm over Christ’s healing of the blind and dumb demoniac and His answer to His enemies about being in league with hell, a nameless woman in the crowd exclaimed, “Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.” This charming little incident and profoundly instructive record is only given by Luke who had an eye for details. With true womanly feeling, this unidentified female envied the mother of such a wonderful Teacher. Our Lord did not condemn the woman for her saying but held it up and replied, “Blessed rather are the hearers and keepers of God’s word” (Luke 11:28). Spiritual relationship, which acceptance of His saving truth makes possible, is higher than any natural or family relationship. Any woman wholly given to Christ is as His mother (Matthew 12:47).
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