Rachel's Mandrakes

Rachel, the Infertility of a Desperate Housewife

Rachel, the Infertility of a Desperate Housewife

I have never suffered from infertility and so will not pretend to know the anxieties of that experience. I can only imagine it to an extent. While I prayed much for the birth of each of my children, I cannot fully claim the deep aching described in Proverbs 30:15-16 concerning the barren womb: it’s compared with death’s unceasing appetite, the land’s insatiable thirst for water, and the unquenchable craving of fire. What vivid imagery!