1. Right now I’m teaching out of I Peter and loving the reminder that I am a sojourner — it keeps me from thinking I should be too comfortable in this world. Thanks for this beautiful metaphor for the birth pangs we experience throughout our spiritual journey!

  2. Wonderful metafore Rachel, especially in these days of so much uncertainty! It’s such a prime time to minister as so many folks are feeling these unstable days.

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      Cheri, yes you are right, it is a good time to minister and bring God’s love into people’s lives. Hope you are doing well. Miss you.

  3. I have been praying for a baby that was suppose to be a preemie & 4lbs. He arrived last week only 2 weeks early and 7lbs. God id good so this baby ill be fine too.

  4. Thanks Rachel-Love the joy reference as that’s my word this year but also the reference to Jesus’ calming words and demeanor. I’m typically more like you about to give birth to twins, I needed this reminder of being confident and calm in Jesus!

  5. Rachel, I love the analogies you used in this post! When I read this I thought of Romans 8:18, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” We indeed have joy before us! Happy to link up with today on Grace & Truth! Blessings, Misty

  6. I love this, Rachel! It is interesting how at first you didn’t realize that you were having contractions. Sadly, so many people today do not recognize the fact that we are experiencing signs and birth pains within our world. But thank you for reminding us that we as God’s people have nothing to fear. Praise God that we don’t have to linger on the pain, but can look forward to a brighter future to come!

  7. This post was a comforting reminder of His goodness, Rachel. I am so glad that in times of difficulty and heaviness of heart, we can look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith – BUT also to our sisters in Christ. Thanks for sharing on Grace and Truth. I have decided to feature your post this week. Stop by to get the “I was featured” button.

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      Thanks, Aimee. I’m delighted to be featured on Grace and Truth. Thank you for all your work.

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