It is this time of year, as I get older and older, I think of how far we have come as a society. I think of things that we usually take for granted or just take as a part of life. Often, I find myself thinking of all the ladies that have had children, even thinking of when my girls were born.
Just the process is somewhat overwhelming, to say the least. Especially the days leading up to the birth of the baby. We now have the opportunities to summons medical assistance to get the new mom to the hospital and to be in the comforts of medical attention who can assist in the birth of the child.
I think of the contractions that mothers endure as the time comes closer for the birth of the child and all the things that are offered in the hospital during and after birth.
The happiness and joy that’s felt at the delivery and the excitement of taking the little one home for the very first time.
Then I think about this lady named Mary. How difficult it must have been to be traveling on a donkey to try to get to a place for help. I think about the labor pains she endured, not being able to rest and wondering what was happening to her. Then to get to the Inn and find out there was no room for her and her husband there. Somehow they find a barn to rest for the night, no other materials available for her at that time. No bed to lay her head and no one there to assist her in the birth of her child.
Imagine a baby born, a child is born!
That is the story I know.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the East Hall family! I am truly Blessed and encouraged, for this is my destiny that God has placed upon me.