Children are a gift from the LORD;
they are a reward from Him. Psalm 127:3
In society today many children are treated as if they are a burden instead of a blessing. An inconvenience for a woman’s career or lifestyle. Between the years of 1973 and 2000 there were 39 million reported abortions performed in the United States. So come on out all of you who think that it is a woman’s right to murder a child. Let’s call it what it is, murder. We talk about war and death in other countries, when there is a holocaust going on right in our very midst.
A new born child has always produced in me a sense of awe and wonder. A child is a miracle of the creative power of God. A new heart, which has never before beat on earth has been born. Each child is unique. They are given their own personality and appearance. Each one has a genetic code that nobody ever had before.
Scientists not too long ago finished for the first time in the history, a map of the genetic code of the human body and declared that the paper pile produced by this data would be taller than the Washington Monument.
Psalm 139: 13-18 says this;
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous–and how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God!
They are innumerable!
I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up in the morning,
you are still with me!
I remember the birth of my daughter. My wife was in labour for 37 ½ hours. We started to wonder whether the baby was ever going to arrive. (Later I learned that one of daughter’s character traits is that she likes to take her time and this was her way of showing us that she was not going to be rushed). When the time of the birth was near, she got caught in the birth cannel and was strangling. The doctors had to work quickly to get her out. I cannot endure the sight of blood, but that day it didn’’t bother me. I wanted only that my wife and my child were healthy and safe.
The doctor announced that it was a girl and I let myself go. I cried like a baby and at the same time I praised God for his goodness. It was the first time in my life that I had witnessed the miracle of birth. Melodie-Joy was perfect. I remember when they put her in my arms. I had never seen anything as beautiful as this child. She cried but whenever I spoke and comforted her, she would stop and look at me with her big eyes. I was bound to that child that day. I thank God each day for her. We gave her name Melodie-Joy because the day after her birth she made musical noises while she was feeding and she had brought such joy into our hearts.
Two years later, Gabriel Adam came along and once again I was blessed to take part in this miracle. My two children are unique as is each child. They are such an incredible blessing to me. Sometimes I even wonder if they are angels in disguise. God knew them before they were born. He gave them the breath of life and for this reason, I am eternally grateful.
Melodie-Joy and Gabriel – Thank-you for being who you are! Though I have raised you as a single dad for the last 10 years, Not once have you ever been a burden. You are wonderfully and awesomely made. I love you both. I thank God for the priviledge of being your father.
Have a great weekend everyone! Worship and dance, dance, dance before the Lord with all your heart. He deserves all the Glory.