O the pains brought on by this infertility is excruciating. It reaches deep into the soul and affects every facet of our lives. It is visible for all to see and It stands out like a sore thumb.
It looks insurmountable like a great big mountain.
Our womb like a rugged road incapable of holding a child.
Our sperm seems so dead that all hope seems lost.
The outlook so bleak we become blur by endless tears from our pain.
The picture of infertility does not inspire joy.
So too was the picture of a child in a manger. Picture the manger with farm animals and a baby inside, this was not the beautiful nativity scene we see today.
I imagine it was smelly, with hen droppings, bleats of goats, very small and uncomfortable indeed. But inside that manger was a child promised to bring comfort and joy to the world.
Yes, the picture of a baby inside a manger was not inspiring but the baby was.
He came to make every crooked path straight,
Every mountain brought low.
Every rugged places plain.
Every valley raised.
Every rough ground level.
What does this means for us today? To me it means he made the impossible possible
I can find the different causes of infertility in all of what Jesus came to change. Crooked paths, rugged places, rough patches and low valleys, what infertility represents.
Picture your situation and picture the child who came thousands of years ago, to bring hope, comfort and Joy to all.
Christmas isn’t just a feel good story, Christmas happened. Christmas is Christ in every difficult situation making them better. As you celebrate his birth this Christmas, whatever your diagnoses, picture him bringing comfort and Joy into it.
Your partner in Hope