Born in Pain
Romans 8:22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
Jeremiah 22:23 You who live in ‘Lebanon,’ who are nestled in cedar buildings, how you will groan when pangs come upon you,pain like that of a woman in labor!
1 Chronicles 4:9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.”
John 16:21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
Isaiah 14:3 On the day the LORD gives you relief from your suffering and turmoil and from the harsh labor forced on you
The pain one feels when giving birth is known to every mother. Yet no matter how much pain she endures during the labor she loves her child. The pain lasted for a time but her love is without end. This is the closest comparison on earth to the love of God. He loves us even though we have caused Him pain. Think about the pain He felt when He sent His Son Jesus to pay for our sins. He watched His Son Jesus get spit on and beaten, mocked, humiliated, and finally crucified. Name one parent who would allow their child to be sacrificed for to pay for the crime of someone who is guilty? Parents know and understand pain. They watch their children grow and watch them get hurt, wipe their tears, and put bandages on cuts. Comfort them when their heart are broken. Cry with them. Yet what does a parent do when they lose their child? Parents lose children in custody battles, but a worse loss is losing their child to death. How do these parents live with this pain? God knows this pain. His Son our Savior rose from the grave, but for three days he laid in a grave. Born into a world that would despise Him, reject Him and crucify Him, Jesus knew He would suffer pain. His love outweighed the pain, which is good for us. He wants to comfort us, to heal us,and to love us, in spite of the pain we cause Him. This is the love of the Father. Love is greater than pain.