I woke up from a dream the other morning about the birth of my last daughter. It was one of those dreams you wish you could stay in for a while.
My dream was full of release and emotion. That is what childbirth is like. Release, emotion, heart swelling and connecting. I can still feel it and hope I won't forget it. The smell, the first time I hold my new baby, the deep sigh, the exhaustion, the burden lifted, the first time I nurse....
Just a small glimpse of what it might be like when Jesus comes back to take His Bride and fulfill His promise that we have all been anxiously waiting for. It might just feel like release, emotion, heart swelling and connecting.
Like childbirth. The revealing of a mystery so long unsolved.
19 Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, “Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me’? 20 Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. 21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. 22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. 23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.