Thursday, May 24, 2012

Romans 8:22-27


Pentecost - Year B


With birthing images galore we might hear verse 26 as: “...the Spirit helps us in our gestation periods.”

In the midst of all the busy-ness of life it is sometimes difficult to see ourselves as still gestating, not yet ready for birthing. Our innate narcissism and sense of privilege doesn’t know when we are out of our league, inarticulate, waiting, growing. And so a sense of preveniency is good to have to wrap around and remind ourselves that we are being interceded for by many friends, ancestors, descendants, and all of a still-laboring creation.

Pentecost is another name for yet another birth opportunity flooded with the blood of birthing and one last great push and whoosh of breath exhaled. Let’s see if this next birthing can have us rebuilding alongside one another and call it G*D at work or, more simply, expectant hope.

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