Selected Lectio Reading:
We all have struggles in life. Rebekah was especially not excluded from this. Just like Sarah, Rebekah was also barren and could not have any children. And I feel as if that truly injured her because she sounds like she really wants to have children. So Issac prayed to God for a child and God heard his prayer. The Lord gave Rebekah the ability to bear a not only one child, but twins. However, Rebekah still struggled with the children in her womb as they fought within her. She in so much physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional pain that she says, "'If it is to be this way, why do I live?'". (Genesis 25:22) She is so broken over her ability to not be able to naturally bear children and take care of her precious babies whilst they struggle within her that she asks why she even exists. I can see how hard it is for a woman to try to conceive and learn that she is not able to. I've also seen the affects of a miscarriage and the loss of a newborn baby. It is one of the hardest things that a woman can go through in her life.
I have an aunt and uncle who cannot have any children of their own. And I know that almost everyday my aunt would go and pray to God for a child. She was so very lost about what she was supposed to do. She sadly never had any of her own, but she did adopt. She adopted two little Korean boys and loves them as if she had given birth to them. So I guess that God provides in His own ways.
I am thankful for all of my healthy cousins and the way that all of my family lives pretty close by.
Oh God, please look after my mother and reduce her stress. Please also look all of the women who have had complications or tragedies with having children.
Quote of the Day:
"If a shooting star was every time I thought about you, I would own the whole galaxy." -Raye Hunter