Breast-feeding in the Back Pew
Indeed, God himself describes his sustaining love using images of a nursing mother:
Can a woman forget her nursing child,
that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb
Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. (Isa. 49:15, ESV)
[A]nd you shall nurse, you shall be carried upon her hip,
and bounced upon her knees.
As one whom his mother comforts,
so I will comfort you;
you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
(Isa. 66:12-13, ESV)
May we come to see the breast-feeding women in our midst not as sacrilegious temptresses but as living icons of God's own care for us.