Thursday, November 20, 2008

meant for you (and me)

In our Sunday School class we have been covering the book of John.
On our first Sunday being back after Brianna's birth, we covered John 16. Verse 21 struck me.
I had repeated it to myself (sometimes aloud) during labor.

"A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for the joy that a human being has been born into the world."

Like I said, I was reminding myself of it over and over.... "we're almost through"....." you wont remember this part when it's over".......

Then when we were in class and we read it, I got to thinking.
Jesus is talking to his disciples....men!.... and he is using a birth analogy.
For me this meant one important truth.
This passage was a statement for me! (and maybe you too (0; )
All of the bible is really God's love letter to His children, so it shouldn't be surprising to have something that seemed to be spoken directly to me. A wonderful reminder for me though that the Living Word is true "yesterday, today and tomorrow" as true for me here and now as it was for the disciples then.

But I do kind of wonder how much head scratching was done when Jesus spoke these things to these men. ;)

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Couldn't resist linking this one up for the blog and share too. ;)
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3 comments:

The Heflebower's said...

Good post...thanks for sharing :)

Linda said...

That is so true for so many things in this life. Things that are tough...so hard to get through. I have told myself many times that it will be over soon...that I can do this...that I can make it through with God's help. Then I get through...whatever it is...and I soon forget how hard it was when I was in the midst of the trial.

I am glad that we do forget the pain...eventually. God is so good to allow this to happen.

Good Post!
Thanks for sharing.

Monica said...

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave your encouragement!
God is so good to us! :)

Blessings!
~Monica