Monday, October 15, 2012

Heavenly Womb




It was nice being pampered in NY by my Mom and Dad. I came home to a world of worries and piles of work. Crawling back in the womb would be highly popular if it were possible. I am sure that is why God makes us grow bigger. None of us would ever pop that amniotic sac if we knew what lay ahead. If we knew when the waves of adversity would be washing over us, we could just scramble back into that peaceful, quiet world where all our needs were cared for, I wonder if we would ever leave our parents' side? The only downside I see is we would have to give up our cute shoes and perfectly fitting jeans.

But instead, God brings us trials so that we can grow up with character. He doesn't want us to remain little babies, tucked safely in the womb. He wants us to depend less on our parents, less on the things of this world, and more on Him. He wants us to examine what really matters in life. Pain, tears, suffering, struggle, despair, confusion, and fear are often the only things that make us loosen our grip on our childish and useless desires, our wanton waste of time and talents, our selfish and arrogant sense of entitlement. We came with nothing, and we will leave with nothing, except for one important thing. By God's will we emerged, and by God's will we will depart. He is all that matters, and if all our trials remind us that our hope rests in Him, I think they will have served the best purpose. And Heaven is bigger than the womb.


Acts 2:25-28 (NIV)
David said about him: “ ‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. [26] Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope, [27] because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, you will not let your holy one see decay. [28] You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’





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3 comments:

  1. Vicky, Thank you for your words today. I am packing for an upcoming move, which will take us halfway across the country. We will need to lean more on God, for His direction and provision, since we have no house at our destination currently.

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  2. "Difficulty is actually the atmosphere surrounding a miracle, or a miracle in its initial stage. Yet if it is to be a great miracle, the surrounding condition will be not simply a difficulty but an utter impossibility. And it is the clinging hand of His child that makes a desperate situation a delight to God." (Streams In The Desert) ♥

    Yes, difficulty makes us loosen our grip on our childish and hang on tighter to the hand of God.

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  3. thank you Anon and Melissa, and I am praying for you through all the uncertainty and struggles of life.

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