I’m feeling pregnant this week. So many things are happening, joy and sorrow combined and I just had my mind kept racing back to Paul talking about how all of creation groans and we groan with it. There is no other description for where I am right now, but a constant state of groaning for redemption.
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)