When I look at the birthpangs beginnings.. I guess that we all are tested to where we lay our trust and hope. I am reminded of my laboring days when I was pregnant around 8th months and I was struggling with the weight of my stomach, excitement of seeing my child and at the same time hard to breath because of the movement of the baby inside. I had some pain in between that I have to be patient from which affects my daily routine. I become limited in movement and my surrounding became much more hard to understand. As the 9th month arrived, I felt so close to the edge. I became scared, what if i can’t give birth normally? and I also have to discipline myself as well about dietary factors.
The day arrived of giving birth and I finally felt the pain became more intensive and much more unbearable at the moment. I screamed within me that I just want the baby out! At the same time, when I imagined my attitude towards the people that ussrounded me at that moment, I cant comprehend how did they cope up with me. My attitude under pressure was harsh, unbearable and unrespectful.
I believe in our times, we are same as the woman in labor. Our attitude are untamed due to the pain and sufferings we see, hear and experience. Yet it is very interesting to know that we are still hopeful of giving birth of a new creation, a new individual that would contribute something in the near future.
I have experienced hunger and small difficulties. A disaster of an earthquake in Philippines I have witnessed.
Now when I see and how sickness hovers the nation and takes lives. I am not afraid. Maybe I am just a bit worried of what my children would eat for a day.
I have dreamt of a passing angel soaring with slight of pain for the earth.
We are tested in our hearts if we will be worried and afraid. For this is the nature of the earth for some souls who do not fear Hashem.
We as believers has high hopes and highest praise. We know the birth pangs produces more sufferings and we wont know how long. Rest assure, lay our hearts to not store as much materials but gather our hearts into prayers and Thanksgiving despite of suffering.
The God of Abraham ISak and Yakov knows how human resistance is. We pray for the people who are affected and the nations already taking its pain. We suffer for them as if we are in their situations. May Hashem be merciful and allow the pain to lessen. And if Hashem is angry may He subside and allow His mercy and grace come through.
Do not look through the circumstances of nations now. We pray without fear. We are the warriors of our time in this generation.. Our skills is going to be developed in the beginning of these birthpangs. As Yeshua says, we will hear all this things. Rest assured to not worry and not be afraid. For the end is not yet……
Hashem is with us…