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Friday, October 17, 2008

Resting in the womb

I have been meditating a lot on the womb of God. A wonderful man by the name of Bill Reed showed me this analogy and it has stuck with me for the past several weeks. Have you ever thought about what it was like in your mothers womb, or if you have been pregnant, just how amazing it is that this life is growing inside you, depending on you. Everything was taken care of for us while we were in the womb, from our food to our temperature to our oxygen supply. It was a perfect life of contentment and swimming around in amniotic fluid. Our mothers didn't think much about it either.
So it is with our Mother God, who holds us in her womb, providing every need when we stay connected to Her life source. Somehow this view of God has brought me to a new place with God... and in that I have found such peace and joy. Yes, my Father God is strong and mighty and will stop at nothing to bring justice on this earth. But She is also nurturing and gentle and meets our every need. The Hebrew word rechem means the "womb" and the plural form of that means "compassion." In Isaiah 46:3-4, God speaks to Her chosen people saying that they were born from Her womb but she still carries them into their old age. (The translation into English loses so much of the meaning).
If we believe that God carries us, and we are in Her womb, then why is it so easy to allow fear or worry to come into our lives. We live in a world that is in crisis. This is without doubt, but "those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty." (psalm 91)
May the blessing of the God of Abraham and Sarah,
and of Jesus Christ, born of our sister Mary, and of the
Holy Spirit, who broods over the world as a motehr over
her children, be upon you and remain with you always.
(Supplemental Liturgical Texts-episcopal church)


At 6:27 AM, Blogger Daphne said...

this is really beautiful lara. just reading it brought me peace and joy in God this morning. thank you.


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