Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, 'Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?'
Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.
Whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire.
One act of bearing is bearing a child. In God, the process starts beautifully, through the deep love of a husband and wife. Even so, delivery is painful, and raising a child (although wonderful) brings challenges to the best of parents.
Is birthing a child like birthing a dream? A dream starts as a beautiful vision through the deep love and plan of our Father. But a dream's delivery can be hard.
Sometimes, our earthly kin scoff at our dreams. Therefore, raising dreams to maturity, to their actual realization, can be a lengthy and difficult job.
Abraham, Sarah, Joseph and David had great dreams, hopes, visions and promises, but their fulfillment didn't come easily.
Please consider these aspects of birthing:
* Large lives begin with tiny conceptions.
* Cherish the dreams given to you by God.
* Bearing down to push through their birth is hard.
* Ignore naysayers and tend to your dreams.
* God doesn't take kindly to dream-haters.
* Bear with time delays and remain faithful.
* Like children, dreams are worth every effort.
* Encourage your friends follow their dreams.
## Bearing Birth (Part 2)
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Bearing series.