Have you ever heard of a woman who’s been pregnant for 3 years? We hear often of barren women who ended up pregnant but this woman is a special case altogether.
Imagine carrying a child for 3 years and you can’t birth him or to the very least feel some signs of labour. So much so that people brand you a witch. It could make some sense if the pregnancy had stretched up to ten months but a year long and you add up two years on top of that?? That’s just utterly terrifying.
This is where the word of the Prophet Isaiah takes all its meaning. “In the same way I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born,” says the Lord. “If I cause you the pain, I will not stop you from giving birth to your new nation,” says your God. (Isaiah 66:9). The servant of the Lord, according to this word, sternly declared that the child this woman had bore for 3 years had to be birthed right there and then. Immediately after, the woman began to feel signs of labour. The ambulance was called out and now she proudly bears the name “Mama Samuel”.
You may wonder about the significance of this name mentionned above. During the service, while the mother was calling on her child from her womb, Bishop Rugagi asked her what name she would like to give her child. She simply responded,”Samuel”.
Does this deserve shouts of glory and honor to the Lord?? Don’t stay idle. Praise the Lord and watch for yourself the wonders of the almighty.