This title would not let me go:
Womb with a view.
What else would you call it?
Jesus, one third of the Trinity,
enfolded His divinity
with the help of Holy Spirit
and became flesh,
bone & blood
in a virgin’s womb.
Just that action, a flash of a nanomoment in human time, sent shockwaves out across the universe & heaven in an act intended to rock all known existence.
God with us, on His way.
That is mind boggling enough, but here is where I am drawn today…. and maybe, just maybe you might be too.
Jesus, full of Holy Spirit and yet fully human, in the womb.
Could He chat with God from in there?
Could He hear His Father’s voice in the womb?
If so, the womb takes on a whole new significance with Jesus within.
Children in the womb take on the mix of their parents’ traits while developing.
Was Jesus growing with any of Joseph’s physical traits?
Because I suspect after all the shock Joseph has already gone through, and might be up ahead as the father of the Messiah, God would have made Jesus look like Joseph. Not 100%, as with any newborn, but enough that Joseph would wonder again at the miracle, and his heart would be melted towards His son. Maybe his nose, or build…
Because God chose Joseph to raise His son, I have to believe His compassion would be for Jesus to resemble His earthly father, enough for tongues not to wag too much about His parenthood.
I wonder how much of Mary was already visible in the baby in her womb? Did He already have her heart for worship? Her eyes?
We know Jesus was fully human & God from the second that creation spark started Him growing in the womb.
We just don’t know what that looked like, really, as He grew there.
I believe He would have had a sensitivity to learning about His earthly parents while inside. Prayed for them on the hard days, rejoiced with them in the moments of celebration.
I wonder if He tried not to kick Mary too hard as they traveled to Bethlehem.
I wonder if He prayed for a smooth delivery, for God to be with Him in the shock of entering the world, for angelic protection as He did.
All we know: Jesus was fully human, and fully God, all in one miraculous present.
And somehow, God would have worked out all those details of human appearance intertwining with Godly character in the arrival of Jesus.
Who is still in the womb on His way to Bethlehem.
While we may wonder at the view He had in the womb, how He was born of Mary and all God all rolled into one tiny baby is a fact!
#AdventuresinAdvent continue 😉