Twins in The Womb, thought provoking words

Once upon a time, twin boys were conceived in the womb. Seconds,
minutes, hours passed as the two embryonic lives developed. The spark
of life grew and each tiny brain began to take shape and form. With
the development of their brain came feeling, and with feeling,
perception–a perception of surroundings, of each other, and their own
lives. They discovered that life was good and they laughed and
rejoiced in their hearts.

One said to the other, “We are so lucky to have been conceived and to
have this wonderful world.”

The other chimed in, “Yes, blessed be our mother who gave us life and
each other.”

Each of the twins continued to grow and soon their arms and fingers,
legs and toes began to take shape. They stretched their bodies and
churned and turned in their little world. They explored it and found
the life cord which gave them life from their mother’s blood. They
were grateful for this new discovery and sang, “How great is the love
of our mother – that she shares all she has with us!”.

Weeks passed into months and with the advent of each new month, they
noticed a change in each other and in themselves.

“We are changing,” one said. “What can it mean?”

“It means”, said the other, “that we are drawing near to birth.”

An unsettling chill crept over the two. They were afraid of birth, for
they knew that it meant leaving their wonderful world behind.

Said the one, “Were it up to me, I would live here forever.”

“But we must be born,” said the other. “It has happened to all the
others”. Indeed, there was evidence inside the womb that the mother
had carried life before theirs. “And I believe that there is life
after birth, don’t you?”

“How can there be life after birth?” cried the one. “Do we not shed
our life cord and also the blood tissue when we are born? And have you
ever talked to anyone that has been born? Has anyone ever re-entered
the womb after birth to describe what birth is like? NO!” As he spoke,
he fell into despair, and in his despair he moaned, “If the purpose of
conception and our growth inside the womb is to end in birth, then
truly our life is senseless.” He clutched his precious life cord to
his breast and said, “And if this is so, and life is absurd, then
there really can be no mothers!”

“But there is a mother”, protested the other. “Who else gave us
nourishment? Who else created this world for us?”

“We get our nourishment from this cord — and our world has always
been here,” said the one. “And if there is a mother — where is she?
Have you ever seen her? Does she ever talk to you? No! We invented the
mother when we were young because it satisfied a need in us. It made
us feel secure and happy.”

Thus, while the one raved and despaired, the other resigned himself to
birth and placed his trust in the hands of his mother. Hours turned
into days, and days into weeks. And soon it was time. They both knew
their birth was at hand, and they both feared what they did not know.

As the one was first to be conceived, so he was the first to be born,
the other following.

They cried as they were born into the light. They coughed out fluid
and gasped the dry air. And when they were sure they had been born,
they opened their eyes — seeing life after birth for the very first
time. What they saw was the beautiful eyes of their mother, as they
were cradled lovingly in her arms. They were home.

Author Unknown


2 thoughts on “Twins in The Womb, thought provoking words

  1. We so much want to confine God to our limited minds and bank of experience. But praise His name we are liberated by the sense of wonder and adventure that comes through love and thanksgiving and the surprises that are generously allowed…Doug
    With thanks to Darien my young lunch-time buddy at work.

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