the 32 year old Dinka woman from southern Sudan, reported by the BBC? Already
a mother of two boys and a girl, she became pregnant again and thought she
carried three babies.
Her mother didnít believe it and the midwife said it was twins that
were in the breech position. So she was flown to a hospital in northern
The woman herself was right. She gave birth to three
healthy babies. Delivering them was less painful than the birth of my
first child, she said! They were the first triplets in her clan.
Her husband did not know about the triplets until they all reached
home. He is an old man, a farmer, with 11 wives and 13 children. The
tripletsí mother is wife number 11.
wonder of birth is a delight we may be privileged to know directly; though
we may share the delight of other peoplesí experience.
you sense real pleasure for that Dinka mother and her husband?
Apostle Peter knew the delight of walking with Jesus.
three years he was Jesusí disciple; he saw Him die on the cross;
with Him after His resurrection Ė then years later he wrote -
Though you have not seen Him, you love Him;
and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him
and are filled with an inexpressible
and glorious joy,
1 Peter 18
see Jesus in the way those of His own time saw Him.
we can enter their same joy and itís no second hand encounter.
If we BELIEVE Him, He fills us with a magnificent delight
goes much further than sharing someone elseís experience.