Giving birth is never a dignified thing. No mother in labour stops to fix her hair as she pushes in anticipation of her new baby. What has to be done is done. You could even call it a crisis situation. A lot is on the line.
The soon-to-be mom’s focus is fixed on her newborn. She can’t sit back into the old. She can’t return to her couch and watch movies chomping on biscuits from a tin resting on her pregnant tummy.
It is now or never.
By Heather Djunga
The Israelites stood by the Red Sea. They couldnt go back to the comfort of Egypt. However Egypt had been for them, the way back was closed. The only option was forwards – but now here was a wall of water. What was going on?
Then the wind started to blow and maybe mothers huddled their kids close to them and the men reassured the women. They weren’t going to pass out of capitivity without wind-blown hair. But here’s the thing, as the new mother is in good, qualified hands – so too were the Israelites.
The water breaks and the pressure begins and in the morning, the cry of the newborn pierces into the new day. The wind was not against the Israelites. In fact, it was what the Lord used to push the waves aside.
It is said, they passed through on dry land. Imagine it. It must’ve been a little overwhelming. The things you see when you walk through a corridor with walls made of ‘sea’ – shark snouts, snappy teeth, fierce waves.
Still, they walked through. Maybe they got a little mud on their shoes, I don’t know but they made it.
This ‘wall’ of water became a dry corridor and even the wind obeyed the King of Kings, as He used everything for His glory.
Are you in a ‘birthing’ season in your walk with the Lord?
Then keep pushing. You know how it goes – Pray Until Something Happens. This is the time to be undignified in your worship and prayer. Give God your all. ‘Your all’ also means trusting Him. It means surrender. It means childlike faith.
He made a covenant with the Israelites and they couldnt be stopped by the Egyptians because God was on their side.
You are His.
You have a covenant with Him.
He is faithful.
Don’t be afraid. Stand up on weak knees and give Him praise for being a covenant-keeping God.
“Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?” says the LORD. “Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?” says your God.” (Isa 66:9)
“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)
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