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Faith Filled Friday: Life after the Womb

February 23, 2018

Should we actually know what happens after death?
Quora by Charles Wildfire  Updated Wed

One of my favorite parables
In a mother’s womb were two babies. The first baby asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”
The second baby replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense,” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What would that life be?”
“I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths.”
The doubting baby laughed. “This is absurd! Walking is impossible. And eat with our mouths? Ridiculous. The umbilical cord supplies nutrition. Life after delivery is to be excluded. The umbilical cord is too short.”
The second baby held his ground. “I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here.”
The first baby replied, “No one has ever come back from there. Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery it is nothing but darkness and anxiety and it takes us nowhere.”
“Well, I don’t know,” said the twin, “but certainly we will see mother and she will take care of us.”
“Mother?” The first baby guffawed. “You believe in mother? Where is she now?”
The second baby calmly and patiently tried to explain. “She is all around us. It is in her that we live. Without her there would not be this world.”
“Ha. I don’t see her, so it’s only logical that she doesn’t exist.”
To which the other replied, “Sometimes when you’re in silence you can hear her, you can perceive her. I believe there is a reality after delivery and we are here to prepare ourselves for that reality when it comes….”
Just understand their world and try to relate.

Quirky Writing Corner Comment:
I wish I knew where this parable originated. I love it! It’s a perfect explanation for God’s creation and our life after we leave this earthly realm. We’ve all heard different stories–that everything came from a single cell, or that things were “just here” and we’ve evolved over the millennia.
To me, coming from a single cell in the water makes absolutely no sense. There’s too much diversity of life to have come from the same cell. Yes, we humans have a fair amount of variety, but it’s programmed into our cells. I’m thankful we don’t have stamen, leaves, claws, or communicate with grunts, growls, and clicks. Can you imagine us with grass growing all over bodies instead of hair?
The babies haven’t see their mother yet, so they wonder if she’s real. Isn’t that the same thing we do with God? Is He real? After birth, you know the comfort of arms holding you; the soft whispering of the voice telling you that you’re loved. You feel the love in your father’s arms also even though the voice is different.
That’s the same with God. We haven’t seen Him, but we can feel his love. If we’re quiet for a bit, we hear his voice. We also hear His word through the Bible.
I believe God created us and the rest of the world like the Bible tells us. Some say God did not create the world in 6 days because our scientists say this is millions of years old and the other is over a billion years old. God spoke the world into existence. I believe God made things look like different ages simply to confuse the scientists.
The most awesome part of creation is that God formed us humans with His own hands! He did not speak us into existence. I think that meant He wanted us to feel connected to Him.
Do I know everything? No. Do I need to know everything? No. Would I like to know everything? Aren’t there times we all would?
I believe since I have asked Jesus to forgive my sins and live in my heart that I will go to heaven. That’s all I need to know. I’ll find out the rest when I get there. Hopefully, that won’t be for many years to come!

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