Birth. The waiting is over. It’s not called labor for nothing. Giving birth is work. Hard, dangerous work. It is a work of love.
All creation requires labor. God worked so hard in bringing for creation, he needed a day of rest.
Whether it’s giving birth to a child, or bringing forth a work of art, a piece of writing, putting legs on a good idea, cooking a delicious nutritious meal, fixing a car, tying a child’s shoes, combing mats out of an abandoned pet’s fur, staying up all night weeping with a grieving friend….it is all labor, bringing forth life.
It is hard work. But it is also a work of love.
Perhaps the greatest gift God has given us is this ability to share in the work of creation.