this: I have been associated with farming for most of my life. I have witnessed
numerous births in fur and feathers, hair and wool. My wife and I are currently
shepherds, keeping sheep. Most of the time lambs are born without any help
from us, but now and then the ewe needs human assistance. We had such a
case recently; the baby was not positioned correctly, and the ewe wasn’t
able to deliver by herself. But she wouldn’t let us humans help, either.
If we approached, she got up and ran off. We couldn’t even get close enough
to read her ear-tag number.
Finally, she stopped just long enough that we were able to catch her, and relieve her from her distress. The birth was a success; a nice, healthy lamb!
But in that instant, she changed. She became a mother. Her hormones kicked in, her full attention was on the baby, on nurturing and protecting it. No more running; nothing else mattered.
Think about this: when we stop and let Jesus relieve us from our distress, we “give birth” to a new spirit that we can not do by ourselves. Now, let those ‘heavenly hormones’ kick in, give that “baby spirit” your full attention. Nurture and protect it.
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