There’s deep magic that covers the earth, as author C. S. Lewis says in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It’s in every atom, each person and through the leaves in every single tree (Ephesians 4:6). Before the creation of the world, God thought of you and your baby by name and made a plan whereby you could prosper together (Ephesians 1:4, Jeremiah 29:11).
Womb Of The Universe
Writer and theologian Dr C. Baxter Kruger puts it like this: “From all eternity, God is not alone and solitary, but lives as Father, Son, and Spirit in a rich and glorious fellowship of utter oneness. There is no emptiness in this circle, no depression or fear or insecurity. The trinitarian life is a great dance of unchained communion and intimacy, fired by passionate, self-giving, other-centred love and mutual delight. This life is unique, and it is good and right. It is full of music and joy, blessedness and peace. And this love, giving rise to such togetherness and fellowship and oneness, is the womb of the universe and of humanity within it. The stunning truth is that this triune God, in amazing and lavish love, determined to open the circle and share the Trinitarian life with [us].”
We Are Perfectly Designed For Birth
We need to know God is good at the start, so we know that he hasn’t made a mistake with our design. Without this foundation of eternal goodness, we might see the current birth research and feel utterly without hope. For the statistics are dismal in more than a few circumstances. God has created us to live upright, visionary, and creative lives.
We are made to give birth with ease, enjoyment and ecstasy. It may be challenging, but it is so in a refining way. He desires that we live free from pain, disappointment and suffering. Nothing evil, hurtful, mean, crippling, impotent, degrading or sadistic comes from Him. Everything good, whole, light, fun, joyful, profound and kind originates in Him. He is the creator of juicy peaches, afternoon sunlight and round pregnant bellies.
“Now,” God says, “I am revealing new things to you. Things hidden and unknown to you. Created just now, this very moment. Of these things you have heard nothing until now.” (Isaiah 48:6-7). If your view of God, your world and yourself isn’t in alignment with the truth that God is good and wants you to experience a good birth too, then maybe it’s time to change your mind. Don’t we all need to humbly change our minds, regularly! I know I do.
Neuroscience Reveals Pregnancy Is The Perfect Time To Improve The Way You Think
Pregnancy, labour and postpartum are potent times to “change our minds” because of the way our neural pathways become more malleable. This is called neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity explains the brain’s ability to change to new inputs (thoughts, emotions, environment) and create corresponding new neural connections, while “pruning” other, no longer necessary, links. We’re always empowered to change, but we have an even more fantastic God-given opportunity to do so during these times. I believe God has made it this way, so we can get the most out of our experience—bond with our baby, bond with our partner and change our lifestyle to accommodate our new role as a mother.
What Kind Of Birth Do You Believe You Can Have?
It’s your God-given destiny to experience the power of a miraculous natural birth by trusting God in the process. God wants to use pregnancy as a vehicle for us to unlearn who He is not, so we can realise who He is. Then we can see ourselves in a more beautiful, useful and meaningful way. Once we reconcile that God is better than we think, then we can enjoy a birth that’s better than we can imagine!
Remember: It’s your destiny to experience a miraculous birth by trusting God in the process.
If you’d like to prepare more for your birth, check out the Original Design Workshop. It walks you through God’s blueprint for childbirth so you can have a quicker, easier and more enjoyable birth.
Stephanie Renee Cluff