Time for a Few Ice Breakers:
Q: How do you know if you are pregnant or if you have the flu?
A: If it’s the flu, you’ll get better
Q: Does labor cause hemorrhoids?
A: Labor causes anything you want to blame on it
Ok so now it’s time for serious. 😉
Yesterday we began our series entitled Pregnancy is NOT an Ailment, Childbirth is NOT a Curse, and Children are NOT a Burden. I was overwhelmed by the response on fb as this seemed to resonate with so many of you ladies out there. It was shared over 140 times on facebook in the first 10 hours. Your encouragement has inspired me to keep on keepin’ on… for your sake, to encourage and edify you. As I write to you here at 11:51pm I pray for you, your heart, those hearts you desire to share this with. And I pray for myself, because the truths I write and speak, I preach to myself daily as I live out a labor of love for my children and husband, just as you do, my sister. If you have not yet read yesterday’s post, please do so. And I encourage you to scroll down and leave a comment. Yesterday, our comments were accidentally shut off until I figured it out and I apologize… I do truly want to hear from you!
Today I am going to ATTEMPT to cover a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Some of what I share, isn’t easily palatable; but my prayer is that you chew on it, pray about it, seek out the Word for yourself. Many have written on the topic of pain and the fall, but not many theologians dig deep into the topic of childbirth. FYI, I cannot even begin to scrap the top of the iceberg on what you could study with regard to what we talk about here today. I tried more in-depth in Redeeming Childbirth’s book and study guide.
Let’s Begin with Prayer:
Lord and Savior,
We thank you for the privilege to partner with you in bringing forth life and ask that you would help each of us to see our blind spots in viewing it as such–a blessing. We ask that you would unify us in our love for you and your word, even if we don’t all agree on the technical nitty-gritties that often divide the church. Lord, I am human and know full well, the great responsibility you have given me in this role of leadership among my sisters here and I pray that you would be glorified through my words. That they would not be my own, but inspired by your Spirit. I commit this post to you in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen
And some atmosphere & worship!
This is Vicky Beeching, Deliverer