Tuesday, October 4, 2016


I take the Word of God literally

I love the suggestion when it says in Psalms 139
that when God knit you in total seclusion...in those very private moments..it was just you and Him
and you had a few days or weeks before anyone even had an inkling that you existed...

and it was during this time
He was counting the numbers of hair on your head and writing down the days of your life in His book and was taking note of all the things you were going to think do and say
before you thought did and said them


and what about in Hebrews 12 where it says you are cheered on by a huge cloud of witnesses

I like to imagine all those loved ones in heaven who already saw you before we did
having a chat...knowing the exact moment of your birth is about to be here

and they are chuckling, looking down below and maybe even saying


but that book also illustrates that in that cloud are men of faith
Abraham, Jacob, Moses
and Everett and Joe Gruver and Beatrice and Grace and Charles

and just outside your door is another cloud
love love love
waiting waiting waiting
push mom push

and then that miracle happens
the miracle of life that really happened 9 months ago
when it was just you and God making plans
to change the world by giving you your very own sphere of influence and the gifts
with which to influence that sphere with

a miracle that happens every day all day all over the world in every kingdom of
plant bird animal and man

a miracle that will change the world

**it might seem like this post is about a new baby...and in many ways it is


StagerLinda said...

Lovely post on this new miracle and our miracle of being given life. Oh how I would love to share a cup of coffee and chat. I'm grappling with the reason behind no memories of our birth and first couple of years...any insights,Gina?

helen tilston said...

This is a beautiful post and I love how you have woven the various bible readings to birth.

You have me reaching for my bible.

Wishing you a superb week
Helen xx

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

congratulations on the beautiful bundle and all the joy he must bring.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Beautiful post, Gina. And oh my gosh, that beautiful boy. That little perfect mouth. I am so happy for you. I would stare at him in wonder all day long.
Hugs and love sent your way.
Xoxo, T.

handmade by amalia said...

A beautiful post. There is no greater miracle than birth.

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Que maravilha...aqui esta a prova que Deus nos ama, em cada criança que nasce!!!
Um doce abraço, Marie

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful post. It is hard to believe how far some of us have come on this journey of life..and wonder how many of our things were God planned and how many were self-willed (because God gave us free will)....I wonder how many of us have disappointed Him with our own choices instead of His perfect plan. That being said- He knows just what we will do before we do it (that is my belief). Wonderful post- xo Diana

Down On The Farm said...

This is a wonderful post. And that is one of my most favorite verses. Blessings from Missouri!!