Monday, 17th November 2014 is World Prematurity Day, designated to raise awareness about babies born too early.
Premature births can be traumatic, as I discovered when interviewing Lynn. Happily, she and her husband are very grateful today because their son, born at 3 pounds and 4 ounces, is now a 22 pound healthy baby.
Experts don’t understand the mechanism of preterm birth enough to come up with safe, effective ways to prevent it, however people are working together to try to turn the tide of an increase in premature births in the world.
Past my child bearing days, I still can appreciate listening to Lynn tell me her story. I even know that we birth new ideas all the time. And, I see the importance of keeping these new ideas safe in the womb of Love and Truth.
I shouldn’t force the conception of a new idea and whether in the process of conceiving a child, a book, a movie, a piece of art, a dance, a new job, I can do so with patience and quietness.
“Listen to me, O house of Jacob,
all the remnant of the house of Israel,
who have been borne by me from before your birth,
carried from the womb;
4 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.” —Isaiah 46:3-4, ESV
“As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.”— Luke 8:15, ESV
From 21st Century Science and Health, “As a physical, theoretical life-basis is found to be a misinterpretation of existence, the scientific and divine Principle of our spirituality dawns upon human thought. Consciousness is guided to “where the child was”—even to the birth of a new-old idea, to the spiritual sense of being and of what Life includes. Thus the whole earth will be transformed by Truth as enlightened thought displaces the darkness of error.
“Mortal birth and death comes across as irresistible or untimely, however God’s people aren’t mortals. Mortals are unreal and obsolete. The truth of being is perennial. We are God’s image and likeness.
“To attend properly the birth of the new child, or divine idea, be sure to detach mortal thoughts from the human conceptions so that the birth will be natural and safe. As the child gathers new energy, the divine idea cannot injure its useful surroundings in its spiritual birth. There is not a single element of error in a spiritual idea and this truth properly removes anything that is offensive. The new idea, conceived and born of Truth and Love, is clothed in white garments and includes a humble beginning, a sturdy growth, and a renewing maturity. When this new birth takes place, the infant is born of the Spirit, born of God, and can cause the mother no more suffering. By this we know that Truth is here and has fulfilled its perfect work.”
 Matt. 2:9