The Female Image of God in the Bible
When we look at the creation, we can understand God’s divine nature and invisible qualities (Ro 1:20). All living organisms—plants, animals, humans—have both a father and a mother. God wants to teach us that there exists the male image of God and the female image of God.
“Then God said, ‘Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us.’ ...So God created human beings in his own image. ...male and female he created them.”
Genesis 1:26–27 (NLT)
When God created human being, God spoke in plural, stating that all humankind would be created in God’s (plural) image and likeness. This choice of language is intentional. If God were exclusively male, then all of humanity would be male. However, God wants to show us the coexistence of the male and female images of God. Males were created according to the male image of God. Females were created according to the female image of God.
God designed all life on Earth so that mothers play a vital role in giving life, nurturing, and raising children. This physical setup reflects a spiritual truth: to have spiritual life, we need both God the Father and God the Mother.
Just as mothers give physical life, the spiritual side works the same way. To have eternal life, we must recognize and accept God the Mother.