Saturday Morning Quote: Birth as a Metaphor

John 16:19-22

“Jesus could see  that they wanted to ask him about these things,so he said to them, “Are you askingeach other about this – that I said, ‘In a little while youwill not see me; again after a little while, you will see me’?  I tell you the solemn truth,  you will weep  and wail, but the world will rejoice; you will be sad,but your sadness will turn into  joy. When a woman gives birth, she has distress because her time  has come, but when her child is born, she no longer remembers the suffering because of her joy that a human being  has been born into the world.  So also you have sorrownow, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

(Taken from the NET Bible at

Mother And Child

Mother and Child by Adolphe William Bouguereau

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