The call came at 2:45 a.m.......of course!!!! (Are there ANY babies born during the day?!)
"Ellen is in labor! We're going to the hospital! Can you meet us there?" Grandpa Don and I couldn't get ourselves dressed fast enough. We were across town, passing several Starbucks w/o stopping BTW, to get to where the birth would be.
New life. Possibilities. Freshness. Another chance.
It's good to pause and think about birth.
It only happens to babies. Obvious, I know. But important.
Birth is natural and needful for a baby. The baby HAS to pass from where she is to where she needs to be.
The baby does nothing to be born. That is done for the baby by others.
It is a process, not a moment. The "crowning" moment is full of anticipation; but each moment prior to and after that is just as important to ensure a safe delivery.
There is great joy at the safe arrival of the baby.
There is great grief when that safe arrival doesn't occur.
Do we see spiritual implications here?
New spiritual life. Possibilities. Freshness. Another chance.
Spiritual birth is needful as well. We MUST pass from who we are to who Jesus would have us be.
We do nothing to be born spiritually. That is done for us by Jesus.
Spiritual birth is also a process, not a moment. The "crowning" moment truly is full of anticipation; but each moment prior to and after that is just as important!
There is great joy at the spiritual birth of a human, stepping from Death into LIFE.
There is indescribable grief when that spiritual birth doesn't occur as the one chooses to remain in Death.
These are some of the musings this Nona is having as I await the birth of our sixth grandchild. My heart is FULL OF LOVE for little Micah BEFORE seeing him, before holding him, before......
.....just as God's heart is FULL OF LOVE for you....HIS child.
Grateful to be born again,