DAY 282 OF 365 IN 2021


Luke 11:27 And it happened, as He spoke these things, that a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!”

What womb bore? That can mean two things, the literal meaning and the not so literal dimension. If we took things in a literal sense, this relates to one’s direct family relations- the home in which one has grown up. We may each be protective of our households, but others look at the lives we live to make deductions. With or without our consent, each is entitled to have their own opinions and what they see, is usually what they infer from.

It is therefore common for you to encounter an individual who by virtue of your physical appearance, manner of speech, accent or hospitality, can make a guess with reasonable accuracy as to which part of the world you come from. Even more expansively, one may ascertain in what institutions they were trained and the nature of connections they have had along the way.

However, that is just one dimension. What about the dimension that is not so literal? Can one glance or interaction with you trigger an inference that you have also been birthed out of the womb of the Holy Spirit? Beloved, there is a kind of person birthed after encounters with the deep things of God. The life they live becomes more than one that is easily traced to places or people, for they become living reflections of the God at work in them.

So a grande question worthy of some of your time to ponder on ‘what womb bore you?


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