Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | April 28, 2016

Hope Through New Life

apr 28 “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.”  Psalm 127:3 (NIV)

My youngest son Lukas and his wife Jesie are expecting their first baby in May. They are all excited about the little bundle of testosterone that is about to arrive and are making the necessary changes in their home in order to be well prepared. Having a baby takes adjustment, as we prepare our homes, lives, and our schedules to be baby-ready; however, birthing a child also instills in us a sense of hope like no other. We hope that somehow, our child’s life will be better than our own and that he or she won’t have the same troubles

There was a very young woman once, who lived in a land far away, also trying to adjust herself and her life to the fact she was expecting a baby.  She had to deal with some issues the average mother does not have to face. First, this young woman was pregnant without ever having been with a man, as she had been chosen to be the mother of the God-child, Jesus, the Son of God. Second, she belonged to a society that did not accept pregnancy before marriage. Third, she and her fiancé had to flee their land in order to not have their first-born killed by a mean king. And lastly, no one wanted to make room for the couple as the young woman was starting labor. She ended up delivering her firstborn child in a stable. Wow! A stable! No beautiful nursery, no crib, no nice blankets, and no toys. Nothing. Yet, that baby was the Savior of the world, the One who brought us hope of eternity in heaven with the Father. The young parents rejoiced in the hope that child brought to them instead of getting themselves beaten down because of their circumstances. After all, a stable is no place for a first-time mother to deliver her child.

Life isn’t always about splendor, or pomp and circumstance. It’s not about showing what one has or lacks, either. It’s about redemption. It’s about deliverance. It’s about using what God has given to us, to bring others hope. It’s about new birth. It’s about the baby.

“Lord, thank You for entrusting us with the gift of motherhood. Thank You for showing us through Jesus as a baby, that there is always hope for mankind.”

 

For His Glory

Luska Suzano
TRBC Women’s Life

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