“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.’” Genesis 1:27-28
God made Adam and Eve immediately; without means. He formed Adam from the dust of the earth and breathed life into him. Eve, God formed from Adam’s rib, and breathed life into her. God could have chosen to continue to populate the earth immediately without using any means; but He didn’t.
God chose to include men and women in the process of being fruitful and increasing the human population. God chose to use the means of marriage, a husband and a wife, to procreate. Children are given by God through the vocation of father and mother. On this Mothers’ Day we celebrate that God gives us the chance to participate in creation.
Dear Jesus, thank you for making moms. Amen.