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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Expecting a Baby

We’re expecting a new baby! Our son and his wife are looking forward to seeing their new little one early next year. It is an exciting time for them and for us, too. Another grandchild! How fun!

Today, I was reading in Ecclesiastes about the amazing work of God in forming a little human being. As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all. (11:5) This verse clearly teaches that God makes children. How He does it is a mystery, but He forms their little bodies.

Psalm 139:13-16 expresses David’s appreciation for God’s creation of his own body before he was born. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

It is totally awesome, when we think of the complexity of the human body, that all this resulted from two cells. It’s also amazing that God gave us each a soul, a personality, and made us with different physical characteristics.

I think of my own two children, so alike, and yet so different. When they were born, they looked alike. No questioning who their father was! (They both still look like him.) We have one blond with green eyes and one with dark hair and almost black eyes. The blond tans easily. The dark one burns and then tans. Each is different in personality, and so they have always been best friends. Both have musical ability. Both love to read. Both have many different interests, and both practice sport. But, they are far, far from being clones! One is a people person, if ever there was one. The other is more quiet, though also liking people. One is driven. One is more relaxed. Both are perfectionists—in different ways. Each has his own unique personality. Each was created by God to be who he is. 

And, so it is with your children. Each is unique. Each was planned by the Lord Himself. Each is a result of God’s planning and fashioning them as they are, before they were born.

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD. Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel (Psalm 127:3-5; 128:3-4,6).

Yes, babies are blessings!


  1. Congratulations on the new grandchild! How exciting! I'm so eager to become a grandma some day!

  2. A big congrats to you, Granma Lou Ann! What a blessing -- and you've probably only just begun! These children are blessed as well -- to have you for their wonderful grandmother.


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