There are women who welcome the pain that comes with child birth. They rejected painkillers because of the desire to experience the full impact of what it feels like to bring a child into this world.
Now, would you read three verses from the Bible with me? In Matthew 27:34, we read that the Romans gave Jesus vinegar mixed with gall, but he refused it. This was a custom to allow a condemned man to drink a pain killer to make his death less agonizing. But Jesus Christ, the sacrifice for the sins of men, would have none of that. Jesus Christ wasn't looking for an easy way out; he choose to bear the full agony of death upon the cross for us all (Hebrews 2:9, Isaiah 53:3–10).
So, remember, Jesus willfully endured pain so that you and I might have salvation.
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.