God reaches into the dark
and through the chaos pulls out light.
God reaches into the pit
and through the walls of fate pulls out Joseph.
God reaches into the slave colonies of Egypt
and through the sea pulls out a people.
God reaches into the dank despair of the tomb
and through the pain and loss pulls out Jesus.
God reaches into the soil…
into the broken heart…
into the wound…
Like a magician God draws out
what we didn’t know could possibly be there,
through the struggle draws out new life.
This tugging at you, this pull you feel—
listen to the midwife’s gentle voice.
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