The Lonely Journey of Infertility
When I think of the journey of Jesus to the cross I realised how lonely it must have been for him.
The process leading to the Cross was one of shame.
He felt abandoned by His father,
He felt alone as His most trusted friends ran for their lives.
No one wanted to be associated with Him for fear of being killed.
In that moment, when he faced death and breath His last, he asked His father why he was abandoned.
The more I speak to those who have walked or currently on this journey of waiting, the more it becomes apparent how lonely it can get. The notion that there is a community out there seem remote.
Infertility is still a lonely journey.
No one to talk to, fear of being stigmatised, the feeling of shame causes us to bottle it up than open up to anyone.
I am particularly drawn to the two women who went to anoint his body, and wondered who will rolled the stone away. There was an obstacle at the entrance of the tomb, A Stone.
Who will roll away the stone?
The stone is big, two women alone can’t rolled it a way. It will take more than 2 women to roll it away. Who will roll away the stone?
You may be asking yourself right now:
Who will take away this pain of trying?
How will this end?
Will I ever have a child?
But we know how the story ends, although it seemed liked death had won, at the time he was nailed to the cross and put in the tomb.
When he got up on Easter Sunday, truly, God’s purpose for the suffering he endured was unfolded.
Be encouraged by the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, you may have a stone like problem right now.
Just as the miracle of resurrection happened all those years ago, you will experience a miracle of birth, you too will rise up from the ashes of infertility to new life.
Trust in him, hope in Him, call on Him and you will have help.
A stone like problem? Give it to Jesus.
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