Most people love babies, but they don’t necessarily like the details of the birthing process. The birthing of a child is a messy experience at best. Not many people want to hear about that part. The same thing applies to revival. We love to read and hear about revival, but going through the birthing process of revival is very much like the birthing of a child: messy. And revival can bring all kinds of reactions, some which are positive, and some which are negative. It’s not necessary to explain everything connected with revival any more than a young mother needs to share in detail the travail of the birthing process. All she has to do is hold the baby up and everyone shares in the joy.

John Wimber