A friend wrote this about her vision of God in her journal: "He wants to brood over the chaos as a mother over her chicks."
It so saddens me that we continue to see manifestation of God in motherhood, but refuse to call God anything other than "He." I understand why this was in the early days of having people follow a patriarch, but we should be long-past that prejudice against mother-leaders now.
Godliness will always be spoken of in personal manifestations of power. I know of no greater manifestation of power on earth than a responsible mother whose babies are threatened. This is not to diminish the godliness of father-leaders, but we must stop swinging the pendulum back and forth. All the earth is losing in this competition between genders, nationalities, and birth-rites. Cooperation should be the earth's only consideration if we want to save our species, which is the human animal.