You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mothers womb. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. How precious are your thoughts about me, oh God. They cannot be numbered! Psalm 139:13, 15, 17, NLT
The day began as any other, as I shuffled downstairs to make some coffee, but my thoughts had already turned to my son and daughter-in-law in Alaska. Today my precious granddaughter Cora would be born; Missy was scheduled to be induced this morning.
As the clock ticked slowly by, I paused to pray for this teeny person I had never met, and then the news came. Coraline Juliet was born, and mother and baby were doing well. I was flooded with emotions as I contemplated the news; sadness that I couldn’t be there in person, overwhelming love for my new granddaughter and heartfelt thanks to God for Cora’s birth.
The whole process was such a miracle, I struggled to take it all in. Where did this perfect little baby come from? Even though I knew Missy was pregnant and I saw Missy pregnant, the reality of Cora in the outside world was a shock. How does the Lord do that? One minute she is in her mommy’s tummy, the next minute she is breathing air and exercising her lungs for all to hear.
I was emotional and close to tears all day as I thought about Cora and how much I loved her. How do you love someone so deeply that you have never even seen?
And yet the word reveals that the Lord loved us while we were still in the womb, for He made every single part of us and masterfully wove us together. For we are truly “fearfully and wonderfully made”, Psalm 139:14. The Lord continues to love us throughout our lifetime, in our moments of weakness and failure, great success and every second in between. How sweet is the love of God for us.
Prayer: My Father, thank you for your fervent love for me personally and for each member of my family. How blessed are the people of God that we can know of your great love for us through your word. Amen.