The Blessing of a Barren Womb

by Dec 7, 2007

From an excellent article by Sarah Hinlicky Wilson:

Barrenness inspires fear. How shall we live on when we are dead? We cannot hide our disbelief behind our children, or behind the inanimate children of fame and fortune and names spoken centuries into the future. We know, in a way biological parents do not, that our children are not our own.

And yet, in knowing that, our disbelief is exposed, and we are drawn back to faith again. We will live on after death because we will rise like Christ, the firstfruits and pioneer. We do not see the reality now. It is hidden from us. It is a promise to be fulfilled in the eschaton. To many the eschaton is far away. But my husband and I are living in it.

Blessed are the barren.