>Why I Got Pregnant
Mary, Jesus’ mother, was pregnant with God. That’s pretty crazy, and it is almost impossible understand. But, God was living inside her. She had Him in her womb, and she gave birth to Him. This is offends many religions, but it’s the basis of Christianity. Mary’s life was wrecked. She would never be the same girl she was before the Holy Spirit overshadowed her. She would never even get a chance to be a regular wife and mother. She was always going to be different. Most people weren’t going to believe her story. It was just plain ridiculous.
Being pregnant is no joke. It’s hard on your body, and it’s hard on your emotions. It changes eveything. It makes you smell things others ignore. You have the stress of someone living inside of you on top of life’s normal stress. You have to do everything you did before and more while growing a person inside of you. It makes you tired. It rearranges your entire life.
Why would God go through all of that being born stuff?
God being born is an almost ridiculous idea. Why should we believe it? Sadhu Sundar Singh, an native minister in India during the early 1900’s, spoke about the problem of pain and evil in the world. He said we should focus on the source of our problems, and not the symptoms. He spoke about not focusing on the pain, sorrow, or sorrow we see, but rather the reason there is pain, suffering, and sorrow. He likened it to a broken bone. Don’t treat the only pain, instead, treat the break. Once the break is set, the bones will heal, and the pain will go away.
The problem with our world is not pain, suffering, and sorrow. The problem is that creation’s relationship with God was broken. Jesus came to restore that relationship. This is exactly what Paul preached in Ephesians 1:9-10 “He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.”
When everything is brought back into union with Him, this place will get better. It won’t suck anymore. Pain, suffering, and sorrow will be gone. When John saw the end, he said in Rev 7:17 “For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
The world is not right. It needs God bad. We have to get pregnant with Him, and give birth to Him in our worlds. The story of Mary is our story. We need to be full of God, and let Him use us to restore that broken relationship.
That’s why Paul says that “all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself… So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” (2 Cor 5:18-21 NLT)
We need to get pregnant. We need our lives rearranged. We need them wrecked. We need to have Jesus living on the inside. We’ve got to get hungry. We need to see everything differently. That’s why I got pregnant.