As a woman, who has given birth, I am not sure I would say that "birth pangs" or going into labour, is a surprise. In fact a pregnant woman in her last few weeks is expecting to go into labour soon. The only time she will be surprised and not expecting it is if she goes into labour prematurely, at an unaturaly early date in her pregnancy. However, the surprise element could be in that she could go into labour while out shopping and her waters break in the middle of the shop floor (or in the middle of a field in Jesus' day). So although she may be expecting to go into labour at any time, she could be caught at a rather inconvenient moment. So in view of that, what was Jesus saying?
I HOPE THEY SOON WILL DO IT, BUT JEHOVAH'S PLAN IS NOT A SIMPLE PEOPLE PLAN - ITS MORE COMPLICATED, BUT IT WILL FULL REACH THE GOAL, JEHOVAH IS PLANING... NO PROBLEM FOR HIM, HE WILL MAKE IT ! THANK YOU SO MUCH OUR LOVING GOD
SOON THE DAY IS THERE