Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Our Baby Will Be Beautiful

"Your baby will be beautiful" were some of the first words out of the neonatal doctor's mouth as he sat with us today and helped us process what is to come. We found a very compassionate and caring doctor and nurse at our hospital today and through them felt God's reassuring hand on our lives.

It's not that we needed a doctor to tell us our baby is beautiful - God's Word says that every person, no matter how small, is wonderfully made. To negate the beauty of any person, no matter what their state, is to negate the Imago Dei and in turn tell our Creator that He is not beautiful.

What those words mean - "Your baby will be beautiful" - coming from the medical profession and regardless of their beliefs, proclaims a beautiful creation by a beautiful God.

Through it all we trust in Jesus and His promises. It's not a crutch - for we trusted in Jesus before we needed a crutch. It's not false hope, for time and time again He has proven in our lives that there is hope beyond our imaginations. It's because His truth has been revealed through the Son whom sacrificed much for us and for the little baby who will experience moments in this life before passing into the other, most wonderful life.

The following prayer excerpt is from "The Valley of Vision" entitled "Truth in Jesus":

May the truth that is in Him
illuminate in me all that is dark,
establish in me all that is wavering,
comfort in me all that is wretched,
accomplish in me all that is Thy goodness,
and glorify in me the name of Jesus.

I pass through a vale of tears
but bless Thee for the opening gate of glory at its end.

Enable me to realize as mine the better, heavenly country.

Prepare me for every part of my pilgrimage.

Uphold my steps by Thy Word.

Let no iniquity dominate me.

Teach me that Christ cannot be the way if I am the end,
that He cannot be Redeemer if I am my own saviour,
that there can be no true union with Him
while the creature has my heart,
that faith accepts Him as Redeemer and Lord or not at all.

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