Pregnancy means different things to different people. However, one thing that we can all agree on irrespective of what it means to us is this:
A pregnancy indicates the presence of new life.
It creates a demand for responsibility, calling for attention, and intentionality. As the reality of pregnancy progresses, identity especially for the unborn comes into the picture, for we start to imagine the gender of the baby and possible name choices.
And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
I’d like to draw our attention to this part of the verses above “…the Holy Ghost shall come upon the, and power of the Highest shall overshadow there…”. This is supposed to be the reality of the believer. (Acts 1:8)
The purpose of this was already stated: to conceive and birth forth in the first place the life of Christ and by extension our purpose in Christ.
We can then state without any contradiction that the presence of the Holy Spirit upon us and the workings of the power of God in our lives is proof positive that we are pregnant, carrying that which ought to be the product of God. Let’s cease to think or say that, we are empty, devoid of spiritual endowment. We all are meant to carry something – the very life of God in us.
I hope we haven’t become serial abortionists, terminating every expression of God’s purposes in and through us. I hope that our wombs have not taken in other occupants, thus retarding the full and free growth of the life of the Christ, that is supposed to be taking shape in us.
God’s investments in our lives are clear and purposeful, now He waits, as it were with bated breaths for the product. Mary gave birth to a son, what will we give birth to?