This last 4 weeks have brought the wedding of our fifth child, a daughter, our ninth started university and now this week our third grandchild made a peaceful début upon the stage of life and an unborn grandchild caused his parents to celebrate, Life continues to change and evolve.
New life equals joy, a joy that transcends pain, inconvenience, or hardships because new life is worth any sacrifice.
Yesterday while holding our 6 hour old grandchild, I was reminded how incredibly intelligent newborns are and how much they learn while they are still in the womb. Madelynne’s eyes widen slightly as one of my daughters spoke. When I responded, this hours old little person turned her head back to me and her eyes widened slightly again. Her non-verbal communication was clear as a bell,
“Ah, I know your voices; so this is what you both look like ?”
I was also reminded of that famous passage in the Psalms:
Psalm 139:13-14 ESV
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Did not he who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?