Like a Woman in Birth Pangs...(Obama's birth)


She felt it all over her body, the abrupt turns of the child in her womb. Yet, she would wait.

She would wait for one more hour, until the time of the delivery. She would labor, but not in vain. The pain she felt would not be in vain. She had carried this child in her womb for nine months, and now was not the time to contemplate other options. At every turn, she gave a loud shout. The doctor came in and told her to walk back and forth in the hallway. In her mind, he was a crazy schizophrenic man...why else would he tell her to perform an impossible feat? Yet, as impossible as it seemed, she decided to rise up to the occasion. She leaned on the left handle of the bed as she stood up, writhing in merciless pain. Then she took one step forward. If she could take one step, she could definitely take another. And another. And yet another. Soon the steps began to multiply. The audacity of hope! As she walked back, she knew it was time. And she screamed that she was ready to push...

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Sometimes in life, all we need is hope. Hope that the seed growing in our wombs would grow to full term. Hope, that when it is time to deliver we will receive the strength to push. Hope, that there is no impossible task, that impossibilities are only on the threshold of those who don't have the strength to believe.
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A new thing has taken place in the world. In a dark place, a new light has come. Barack Obama is being born. Born into a Nation that was his expectant mother. America has pushed, and they have delivered. History has been made. President Obama, congratulations on your successful delivery.



Now, whatever your proposals are to change this Nation, I commit you into the hands of the Almighty. It is God who appoints kings, and you are no different from a king. May your throne be prosperous and sensitive to the Voice of your Creator.

I am not hoping in Barack Obama, I am hoping in God...

Be in pain, and labor to bring forth,
O daughter of Zion,
Like a woman in birth pangs.
For now you shall go forth from the city,
You shall dwell in the field,
And to Babylon you shall go.
There you shall be delivered...
(Micah 4:10)

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32 comments:

adebanji said...

POWERFUL!

Shubby Doo said...

AMEN AMEN AMEN

Simi Speaks said...

ummmmm, said so brillantly hon!

seye said...

Congratulations to Obama! Congratulations TO HOPE!

Jaycee, your blog always leaves me speechless!

yankeenaijababe said...

@Seye...You can say that again.Jaycee is a brillant writer. I must confess to that. She got some skills. Thank God we all lived to witness this event. This is big and one we must tell our kids someday. America 4 Life. Later Jaycee. How you de now?

NoLimit said...

Sistah you're deep!!!...hmmmn The audacity of hope!
I am not hoping in Barack Obama, I am hoping in God...Well said like a true believer!!!
God bless us all...and may our dreams never die...

Remi, United Kingdom said...

awesome.... Amen...

aloted said...

Jaycee I am so with u on this one...
Let us continue to keep Obama in our prayers as he starts this new and powerful journey..

rethots said...

Obama winning is just proof that 'cos 'thas not been done before does not mean one cannot do it. 'tis a new dawn of HOPE, let's all consciously and continually keep HOPE alive.

InCogNaija said...

amen!!!

Neers said...

deep! and *smiles* wide one! :)

Jaycee said...

Adebanji...change inspires...

Shubby...yesss...Amen!

Simi...thanks...Ooooohhh, I was gonna tell u I loved your new blogger profile pic...beeeeeeeeeaaaaauuuuuurrriful! Cute! You daughter seems playful in that pic...*giggles* (I'm already matchmaking her with Solomonsydelle's youngest son...he he).

Seye...this morning I said a prayer that God use Obama to do His will concerning America...that's what matters at the end of the day! About the blog, thank God for that...:)

Yankeenaijababe...Bodi dey inside cloth (lol). I really thank God for excellence in maintaining this blog...it's not even by my own strength...

Jaycee said...

Nolimit...yes, we cannot put our trust in man, because the flesh is weak. But in man's weaknesses, God's strength is made perfect...

Remi...*hugs* (hope your week has been splendid)

Aloted...yes, we MUST keep him in prayers...this is what Jesus was talking about when He said "Watch and pray..." As watchmen, we have to be SENSITIVE to the changing times and seasons...

Rethots..."cos it has not been done before does not mean one cannot do it"...WORD!!!

Incognaija...Amin o...:)

Neers...Let me join you in the wide smile...lolll. I hope you have a very wonderful weekend...

princesa said...

The audacity of Hope!
Up Obama!!!

Writefreak said...

You do have a way with words Jaycee...and for me i have been encourgaed..i am labouring at present but it will not be in vain! I will bring forth! Thank you..btw, i love when you visit my blog *winks*...subtle hint..or is it? lol

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

"Now, whatever your proposals are to change this Nation, I commit you into the hands of the Almighty. It is God who appoints kings, and you are no different from a king. May your throne be prosperous and sensitive to the Voice of your Creator."

I think we should all take a day to pray for leaders like this. Honestly. Might sound corny, but I honestly believe that for the ones that God has touched, it can make all the difference. For the ones that have other plans, well...only serious intervention can help.

Jaycee, as usual, you have imparted nothing but sage wisdom.

Telekinesys said...

Micah 4:10 says it all.Awesome write.thought I should share a book. Its called The secret place(passionately seeking His presence)by Dr Dale Fife.

Debbie said...

It's a new dawn, a new era, a renewed hope in the believe that impossible is nothing!
we can achieve if we believe, in deed change has come.

MissLove said...

Inspiring. x

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Beautiful... Beautiful narrative and beautiful picture. The difference between Obama's campaign and McCains campaign was the Obama ran on the message of Hope and McCain ran on the message of Attack.
And yes, you are right: Obama is not God. Only God can heal and fix this nation, so ultimately my hope and trust is in him.
I've been praying for Obama like crazy these past few days...he will need all the prayers he can get!

feather said...

without hope, they say the heart dies

Buttercup said...

Wow...that was wonderful jaycee..

God bless obama! And u too!

Buttercup said...

Wow...that was wonderful jaycee..

God bless obama! And u too!

talesandtallies said...

this was wonderful as has been said already... i liked the metaphor you used for the obama victory. For America, Its about time!

Boutique Mix Fashion said...

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!

AlooFar said...

AMEN, amen!

uNWrItten* said...

amen!! May God bless him and use in miraculous ways :)

Standtall said...

And it's done

Vera Ezimora said...

Amen for Obama. I bet no1 told this man that he would be president, but God is good. He works in mysterious ways. Imagine...what if his mother had aborted him?

Doja said...

'I am not hoping in Barack Obama, I am hoping in God...'

Thanks, some people seem to think Obama will solve all problems.

Jaycee said...

Princesa...yes o...

Writefreak...thank God for giving me a platform to write...ha ha ha...I just added you to your blogroll, I didn't know u weren't there. I update my reading list every there...there's such a wealth of good writers in blogsville, and I'm so excited about it...lol!!!

Solomonsydelle...there's nothing like praying for a king or president...prayers change things in the atmosphere. The bible speaks of "watchmen"...these are people who watch the gates of the city to make sure that every thing is in place. This is the plight of intercessors...

Telekinesys...thanks for sharing that book...interesting topic.

Debbie...yes o...change has come...

Misslove...thanks, glad it inspired you...

Nigeriandramaqueen...thank God for people like you who are consciously praying for the new president-elect...your prayers will go a long way, trust me! *wink*

Feather...your short phrase summarizes the whole essence of "hope."

Jaycee said...

Buttercup...Amennnnn!!!! :) Your pic makes me wanna have some lollipop!

Talesandtallies...it is about time. A Nigerian friend whose mum is African American was telling me the gist of what his grandfather had to go through...and it wasn't pretty. Now, those who witnessed the civil war can have hope for their children...at least before they pass away from this earth.

Boutique...I say "so be it" also...

Aloofar...Amen ooooo....(I hope your weekend was splendid by the way...(I shd visit your blog to see if you have any new profound words of wisdom)...

Unwritten...padi mi! Amen o...

Standtall...yes, it is! :)

Vera...that's why I can't help but like you! For real, thank God he wasn't aborted. You've just passed on a very strong message by your response BTW...:)

Doja...at the end of the day, he is ONLY human...but then God can use him to change the Nation. God uses human vessels, but not by our own power or strength! How na?