Baby 1: And you, you believe in life after birth?
Baby 2: Absolutely. It’s obvious that life after birth exists. We are here to become stronger and to get ready for whatever awaits us next.
Baby 1: This is absurd. There is nothing after birth! What would life look like outside the womb!
Baby 2: Well, there are many stories about the other side. I’ve heard there is a blaze of light there, an intense and profound feeling of joy with deep emotions, thousands of things to live for… For example, I’ve heard that we’ll eat with our mouth there.
Baby 1: That’s silly. We have an umbilical cord and that is how we eat. Everyone knows that we don’t use our mouth to eat! And, on top of that, no one has ever come back from the other world. Those stories are all coming from naive people. Life just ends at birth. Period. That’s the way it is and we must accept it.
Baby 2: Alright, then allow me to think differently. That’s for sure, I have no idea what life after birth looks like, and I can’t prove anything to you. But I like to believe that in the next world, we’ll be able to see our mother and that she will take care of us.
Baby 1: “Mother”? You mean that you believe in “Mother”? Oh! So where is she?
Baby 2: Everywhere, don’t you see it! She is everywhere, all around us. We are part of her and it’s thanks to her that we are living right now. Without her, we wouldn’t be here.
Baby 1: This is ridiculous! I’ve never seen any mother so it’s obvious that she doesn’t exist.
Baby 2: I don’t agree. That’s your way of seeing things. Because sometimes when everything quiets down a little bit, we can hear her sing. We can feel her hugging our world! I’m pretty sure that our life will start after birth.
Abie Rothenberg did a song based on the above mentioned text. The song is written from the point of view of what the two twins can see. The song came out in 1993 and has been a classic ever since. The song is titled “Conversation in the Womb”.
This interesting conversation is very apt for me now, reason I am sharing. Now more than ever, we are faced with opinions that seem to consider just what we can see and what is good for us. Never has life been more selfish and averse to God’s word and God’s rules. Now, in the New Age, we are constantly faced with alternative ideologies that are self-appealing and self seeking. This analogy speaks to me about Truth vs. Opinion and in these times, there seems to be a lot of opinions based on a perspective that sounds very much like that of Baby 1. Baby 1 was so limited by the present that he denied the existence of a mother who gave him his very existence. His life was derived from her and yet he failed to see.
On the 27th day of June, 2013, the American Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in the State of California. With this singular event, scripture is again being fulfilled. Now, consent has become key…two consenting adults. Then what next? A consenting adult and a dog? This endemic move has continued to spread, as we see political consciousness replacing spiritual awareness in different spheres of life.
Now, we appear to be rewriting God’s laws and seeking political correctness to ensure that everyone is happy. We are creating a new god in our heads, the god of self. We seek to please everyone and ensure that nobody is hurt even when God’s word is clear. Truth is that there is a God and there is a judgment seat. Our failure to acknowledge it does not change the fact that at the judgment seat, all that will count will be the word of God. Like a curriculum counts in the face of an impending examination. We seem to have become so immune to God and His commands and ensconced so that all the things happening around the world which reflect the truth of God’s word from Luke 21 and Matt 24 and should inspire us to walk circumspectly are lost on us.
I hope the conversation between the unborn twins’ results in a paradigm shift and inspires us to really think about our lives and align with God. Whether we accept it or not, He exists and He will do what His word says. In the words of John Hagee, sin is not what society says it is. Sin is not what the media says it is. Sin is what God says it is, and His labels do not change.
.God bless your heart
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