Sunday, September 7, 2008

Babies! Babies!

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalms 127:3

There are babies being born in my family and it is so precious…they are so precious! My sweet little grand–nieces and nephew, all three born within a year or so. I look at their sweet perfect little faces and I cannot help but praise God for His goodness and miracle working power.

I think that in these days we have taken the birthing process for granted. Millions of babies are aborted every minute around the world, I believe that the thinking about birth has cooled down to a “Ho-hum “ experience. When the birth of every child is a miracle within itself.

The Bible says that children are a heritage from the Lord. God is giving us a legacy and we know that every gift from God is good. God is saying to us “here is a gift to see yourself go on to another generation”. Though my son is grown, every time I look at him I see his father, even his grandfather and I also see me. And now that he has is own children I continue to see the resemblance go on and on. Recently I took a picture of my 7-year-old granddaughter holding a cup of tea looking up into the camera. When I first looked at it, it startled me to see the resemblance to her grandfather (my late husband) in a similar pose. But now when I look at it, it is a comfort to know that the legacy goes on, though my husband is not with us, she is the part of him that will go on.

What a blessing it is to welcome a little one into our world and to rejoice that we have an opportunity to participate in their lives. To see with our own eyes the miracle that God has given to us. To celebrate in the heritage that God has given us!

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