Friday, March 11, 2011

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 - The Message)


Ron Schulz said...

great, through-provoking image Bishop.

Avatar said...

...the longer we wait...the more joyful our expectancy...

really? I admit it. Sometimes I get this, other times not so much.
(side note: A 2000+year gestation period is a really LONG time to wait!)

It is a challenge to explain the wordless but wide-ranging encouragement that I got the first time I saw your connection of this picture with these scriptures.

Today, though, "the larger we become" shines. Why didn't I see it before...the sense that the revealing itself will be large? In THAT, riding out the longer wait DOES add joy.

Erik said...

The Daughters and Sons of God are revealed, and They are Us. We Are All I Am, and God is more than We All are. While We All, here and in all Realms that exist, are Allah. And still Ja is more,because Jehovah is what is and what has been and what will be, and all of that is Now for Elohim. We All are what We are Now. Allah is what We All are always. Yaaayyyy !