|One of these things is not like the other|
"There were days and deliveries where I couldn't believe it either, but this was and will always be the most commonplace of miracles. An event at once familiar and phenomenal, timeless and immediate. Briefly making angels of us all."
While this was written about actual factual birthings, it can totally be applied to spiritual rebirth. There is such joy and phenomenalness involved in witnessing a new birth spiritually. I can never quite get over it. Each person's entrance into the Kingdom of God is at once familiar and breathtaking because of the working together of the Holy Spirit and the human porter of the message. We are but midwives encouraging with waiting hands outstretched to catch the new believer as the Holy Spirit brings forth new life. I still cannot believe He lets us participate in this great eternity impacting event. And yet He does, over and over again. It is one of the things we do as Christians that totally alters eternity!
After encouraging the women to attend their local church and to read their Bibles, I ran out to the parking lot where the team was waiting patiently for me in the back of the KIA pickup truck. Sitting under the Honduran sun didn't seem to have irritated them, which I praised God for, and then I shared with them what God had done and they, too, rejoiced at the power of the Holy Spirit and His answer to our morning prayer. The Kingdom of God enlarged by two.....
Oh God, thank you for letting us be midwives. Thank you for letting us be a part of the enlarging of Your Kingdom. May we be about Your business, trusting You to set up the divine birthing appointments and the daily witnessing with our lives.