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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

the miracle of new life

Yesterday I got a glimpse of one of God's most amazing miracles of all time. One of the most wonderful of His creations. A glimpse of the powerful work of His hands. Through the gift of His mighty Hands and the wonder of science, I was able to see deep inside the human body and get my first look at the new life beginning there.

It never ceases to totally blow me away. These little glimpses of a tiny baby forming in the womb. A tiny miracle. Not even 2 inches in length, yet fully formed. New life.


A tiny beating heart. Little legs and arms, kicking and waving like crazy. Eyes, nose and mouth clearly visible. Only 11 weeks into his or her little life and already it is a marvelous creation of God. Fearfully and wonderfully made.

God's mercy and grace nestled snugly inside its temporary home. An amazing gift of God being nurtured by an earthly mother and cared for lovingly by a heavenly Father.

New life.

Perfection.

A tiny miracle. Wrapped up in lots of love.

I glanced at my youngest daughter lying on the table. She was intently looking at the miracle of life unfolding inside her and displayed on the screen. She looked up at me and smiled. I smiled back. A knowing smile of being amazed at God's goodness. Being overwhelmed at His love.  A smile that signifies a love already so deep for the tiniest of miracles.

This gift of life is not new to her and her husband. This is their third child. At the tender age of 21, she is a seasoned and amazing mother of 2 precious little boys.

But the awe of it never gets old. The graciousness of God and His bountiful blessings bestowed upon us is still amazing. Still overwhelming. Still astounding.

The gift of new life. Never to be taken for granted. Never to be looked at as anything less than a miracle. Always to be seen as one of the greatest gifts of our Lord. Created by Him and for Him. Created for His glory.

The miracle of life.

"... all things were created by Him, and for Him; He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together" (Colossians 1:17 NIV)
Thank you, Lord, for this amazing gift of life. Thank you for your love and your blessings. We give you all praise and glory for the wonder of this miracle.


18 comments:

Every Day Blessings said...

Sweet, How awesome that you get to be a part of such wondrous miracles and that your girls want you to be around, you are blessed!

Cricket said...

How sweet!!! I can't believe that we are so close together...We turned 12 weeks Monday. How can someone abort a child, even this early on and say it has no life! The heart starts beating weeks before this ultra sound was done...and that tells me there is life! Thank you for sharing this...and please remember my neighbor (who I grew up with) as she also should be 11 weeks, but Monday during her ultrasound there was no movement nor heartbeat and it only measured 6 weeks. God can still work a miracle for her...and I am hoping He will!

Beth E. said...

How wonderful and exciting! Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! Congrats to your daughter, her hubby, and to the grandparents! ;-)

Patrina's Pencil said...

a miracle that continues to grow with each passing day... into years. A blessing of LIFE indeed!

You are one blessed nana :)

Patrina <")>><

Terry said...

Congratulations to your family!

Beth in NC said...

That is so sweet Beth! What a blessing!

Pia said...

this is so precious.

Alleluiabelle said...

I walked along side of my daughter through both of her pregnancies and got to see such wonderful views from the womb. Nothing more precious and beautiful than that. What an awesome experience, isn't it? The miracle of it all blows me away.

Congratulations to your daughter and to you, Nana. You are one of the best around.

Love you,
Alleluiabelle

Alleluiabelle said...

Above I meant to say "I got to see such wonderful views into the womb."

I'm up way too late tonight.

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

How wonderful! I'm always struck by the awesomeness of birth...truly a miracle!

Congrats to all of you!

~Beth

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Amen! Blessed be God the Creator of all things in heaven and on earth :-)

God bless you Sister Beth :-)

~Ron
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Sassy Granny ... said...

Incredible! I'm with you: it never gets old. From the moment we first learn there's a baby growing beneath a mother's heart, we react as if it were the first, and the only time so great a miracle has ever happened.

I love the new 3-D technology that allows us to peak in throughout a pregnancy. It gives such context to Psalm 139, especially as we're told how "fearfully & wonderfully made" are we.

Blessings,
Kathleen

TRUTH SHARER said...

Oh - I love how God gives us glimpses of those precious little ones and how He relates that very glimpse into how He views us - even before we know or recognize Who He IS!!

You are catching up to me grannyfriend!!! I now have #9 and #10 on the way!

Choosing JOY in this season,
Stephanie

Jamie said...

Beautiful - congratulations to you! Such a blessing.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Goosebump city here!! Thank you for sharing this miracle with us! May the lord protect this little one.

~ linda said...

Yes, a miracle of blessedness by God, our Creator. My prayers are lifted up for this precious child.
loving you, ~ linda

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Celebrating the miracle with you --this miracle of God knitting life together in the womb.

Michelle said...

Awesome photo.
Such a sweet miracle.