Kick, kick, nudge.
Well, the little one is certainly active. He is making it known to me that he is present. And like every pregnant mother experiences, he is creating awareness of ligaments and muscles that we don’t know existed before this baby has joined our lives. There is joy in carrying this little one, but like with most true joys, there is also a price accompanying the joy. The last days the price has been some pain, but nothing compared to the price that was paid for me to enter into God’s full joy. Thinking of Jesus’ joy in this particular journey also gives me joy, for He is the one who says, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me…”*
I feel like I am receiving so much from this little one’s presence in my life, even before I see his sweet face. Isn’t that like our God, we are blessed as we bless others. It is hard to out give the greatest Giver. One of the things I am receiving is a deeper revelation of certain parts of what I believe to be God’s love letter to me and each person. I was reading parts of the Easter story in the Bible* this last week, and as well some from Jesus Always*. These sentences grabbed me: “Through My resurrection from the dead, you have new birth into a living hope… The old has gone, the new has come! Your adoption into My royal family occurred…” It started me thinking about the baby boy in me. Until he was adopted into a new family, he couldn’t experience the full life he had been created for. He was frozen, even stuck. That is how we are before Christ resurrection life flows through us, but then we are adopted into His family. But His adoption and transfer happened instantaneously, we don’t have to wait sometimes months to be transferred. Immediately life, His life can be felt coursing through our veins and He gives to us far greater life than any parent can hope to give their child. God gives to us eternal life!
*Luke 9:48b, Romans 6:4, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 Peter 1:3-4, March 27th entry by Sarah Young