The Bigger The Baby, The Longer The Wait
‘ In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” ‘
– Romans 8:26-27, NIV
In the animal kingdom, big creatures often have the longest gestation periods. A baby whale is in his mother’s womb for 18 months, and a baby giraffe waits 15 months. And some species of elephants are pregnant for two years.
The rule, it seems, is clear: oftentimes, The bigger the baby, the
If you are carrying a big promise, you should be prepared for battle. In this painful process, we must press through the darkness of doubt and lay hold of God’s sure promise, especially when we feel like giving up.
Many of us today are at the most intense stage of the birth process—the transition phase—in which a pregnant woman feels confused, irritable and restless. We endure similar feelings of desperation in our walk of faith.
We ask ourselves, “Did God really promise me that?
Did I hear Him wrong?”
Everything inside us wants to quit believing.
In Luke 2:29-32; I’m sure Simeon and Anna considered quitting during their years of prayer.
The news headlines in Jerusalem were depressing.
The economy was in recession.
The political situation was simply dysfunctional.
Why pray when everything looks so damning?
Yet these two faithful prayer warriors didn’t go into retirement. They found the grace to press on. Though their hands grew feeble, their faith grew strong. They felt barren, but they shouted anyway.
And finally, their groaning paid off—until they truly had something to shout about. They not only witnessed the miracle; they also got to hold the baby Jesus in their arms.
I pray the faith of Simeon and Anna will inspire you to hold tightly to all God has promised you.
Remember “The bigger the baby, the longer the wait.”
Lord Jesus, I put my life in your hands. Please lighten my path, guide my feet and order my steps. Grant me strength on the inside and wisdom in my actions as I wait on you till my eyes see the change you have promised.
In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.