39 Weeks Pregnant

Well, here we are officially at week 39.  I typically deliver early, as you know, so it really could be any time now.  My body has done it's usual "Hey- you're in labor!  No, just kidding, you're not" since Friday, meaning I've dealt with regular contractions that stop and two bouts of feeling icky in a pre-labor sort of way. 

And of course above it all stands our almighty, omnipotent God who holds our baby's days in His hands.  I know there will come a time when I will begin to think I can't take anymore, and He will faithfully deliver me.  This morning I read Isaiah 43 and thought it was a perfect fit for labor:

"But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,

And He who formed you, O Israel:

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;

 I have called you by your name;

You are Mine.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.

When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,

Nor shall the flame scorch you.

For I am the Lord your God,

The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;"