Pregnant Pauses & Pace
The pace of pregnancy is so incredible…and incredibly invisible.
Before advances in medicine and ultrasound, people could only envision what was happening by the size of a pregnant belly.
Now, you can receive updates in your email on the exact stage your baby or grandchild is going through.
There is a deliberateness to the fashioning of a newborn and it won’t be hurried - though just about every late trimester-mom wishes she could pick up the pace. And no matter how hard she pushes, she can't use that coveted-reserved-for-moms-only line, “Now, you come out here right now!”
No, babies won’t be rushed.
Two of the greatest portals to heaven in history involved pregnancies.
First, a centenarian and a nonagenarian conceive and bring forth Isaac. Through this baby, the nation of Israel was literally and figuratively born.
Mary conceives a baby that changed the world.
Evidently, timing is everything in a timeless eternity.
These two portals are pregnant with personal and poignant promises for the expectant believer.
Eternal purposes and ideas are conceived in heaven and it follows that there will be love, consummation, a certain timing and pace (growth rate) and delivery.
With regard to our particular promises from God, it is probably unwise to use mom’s line on Him, “Now, you come out here right now!”
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: We can probably cooperate with God on His pace for our “pregnancy.” But we cannot dictate it. Like the nine-month gestation, it may seem like forever. It’s that “forever” that births bonding.
All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.
Romans 8:22-25 TM, Editor's underline.