The words, “You’re pregnant,” can bring colorful responses. “Yes,” as a fist is pumped. Or, “It’s about time.” Or, “Yikes!”
Although medical science can give us a pretty good idea of what is going on in our bodies, we can also visit spiritual Science to get the big picture. Spiritual knowledge helps us make the looming decisions that come with pregnancies. Jesus’ mother, Mary, heard an angel message from God say, “For nothing will be impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37) Pregnancy can be a spiritually invigorating experience.
Generally, we think only women can get pregnant. But, men too can be pregnant or “expecting” happiness and responsibility. The birth of ideas comes from God, Mind. Isaiah felt God say, “Ask me of things to come…I made the earth and created man on it, it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host.” (Isa. 45: 11 & 12)
A pregnancy can be a time for happy thanksgiving. We read in Psalms 100: “Make a joyful noise to the LORD…It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people…For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”
If it makes more sense not to keep the baby, the divine Parent, Love, can guide you through the appropriate steps that are best for the baby and you. We read in Jeremiah words that can be felt by everyone, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.” (Jer. 29:11-12)
You may hear horror stories about other people’s past pregnancies however we find assurance in the knowledge of God’s care. “He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.” (Isa. 40:11) Our Father-Mother God is nearer to us than the horror stories.
Being pregnant is an opportunity to express Life, wisdom and progress. We can experience better eating and exercise if needed. We can experience a release from harmful habits. We can be pregnant with prudence and spiritual courage.
The entertainment of wondering what sort of characteristics the baby will take on can be grounded on God’s promise rather than DNA. Love is our destiny, not DNA. “I will watch over them to build and to plant, declares the Lord. In those days they shall no longer say: ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.’” The child’s real heritage is Life, Truth, and Love.
“Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” (Eph. 4:15-16)
Although it looks like a pregnancy is going through stages, time is relative even nonexistent to the eternal God. Isaiah reiterates, “Listen to me…who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age, I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made and I will bear, I will carry and will save [deliver].” (Isa. 46:3-4)
From Genesis: “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them…and God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.” (Gen. 1:26 & 31)
From 21st Century Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “Everything good or worthy, God made.”