Last Friday at 1:52am our baby was brought into this world. It was such a emotional and hectic time period that only now do I have the energy and time to think about all that went on. I noticed a few things during this time which stand out to me that I would like to share with you.
The human body is an amazing thing. I fully understood that there was a little person that my wife was carrying around inside her, but to have that person emerge into this world is something I will never forget. During the process of labor, Melissa’s body was to release the exact chemical to make her body bring the baby into this world. I noticed the language that the nurses and doctors used while helping her through this. “Your body knows what to do, we are just helping it along” they would say. “Listen to your body and react to what it’s telling you to do”.
A single thought popped into my head every time someone said something like that: God knew exactly what He was doing. It has never struck me as hard as in those hours, that God designed us to be brought into this world by His creation. So many thousands of years ago God designed the first man and woman and blessed them with this ability. And now, thousands of generations later, we are still awestruck each time.
God knows not only what He was doing in designing us, but also He KNOWS us. Psalm 22:9-10, “But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother's breasts. I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother's womb You have been My God.” To Jeremiah the Prophet He said, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” (Jer 1:5). Even the Apostle Paul stated, “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace” (Gal 1:15).
It is an amazing privilege to be able to have this experience, and to be able to see the wonderful care that God has for each of us. I pray that these thoughts encourage you as much as they have encouraged me.