Friday, September 14, 2012

A New Born Baby

How Sweet to Hold a New Born Baby

Psalm 139:13-18
For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.  How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!  If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Today, I was blessed to hold my newest little granddaughter, Samantha Lynn. What a precious gift from God a new born baby is. I took notice of every feature from her little round head to her eddy-biddy toes. For nine months she has been living in a nearly perfect, secure and wonderfully made womb. How marvelous are Thy works and every detail of her face was exactly the way He wanted it to be. Every finger and toe, her complete frame, was written down and fashioned perfectly–––with His thoughts of her being so many they could not be numbered. It should fill us with such wonder that the infinite mind of God should turn so many thoughts towards us who are so insignificant and so unworthy!

Every precious grandchild that God has gifted me with has been a magnificent and monumental moment I have been privileged to experience. To think the miracle of life has once again been given is awe-inspiring and breathtaking. I am overwhelmed when I call to mind what value God has placed on one small soul. The beginning of life was formed by the dust of the earth and the breath of God and though we are begotten and born of our earthly parents, God is the chief parent and the only fashioner of us all.  "Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves" (Psalms 100:3).

O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. God understands us, and is most intimately acquainted with our person, nature, and character –––how well it would be for us to know the God who knows us! The Lord knows us as thoroughly as if he had examined us so meticulously observing the most secret corners of our being. Since God cannot forget that which He has once known, there will never be a time in which we are unknown to God and never a moment in which we will be beyond his watchful care. The examining eye of God views the new born baby and is acquainted with all their ways, every cry, every whimper, every breath. To think the God of this universe studies, considers and observes every minute feature of our being, gives great assurance that His knowledge of one so small is to wonderful to convey but deserves the highest praise.

Oh, how magnificent is His power in the development of human life in the womb of a mother. The divine design and term of pregnancy, in which God watches over the growth of a child, is providentially ordained and divinely ordered. God’s plan in the forming of human life is unsearchable, for we are unable to clearly understand all aspects of life in our finite minds. God alone teaches man the knowledge of human life and true knowledge comes from the Word of God which gives us truth. If man rejects His Word, he rejects all truth and as long as man continues to turn away from God’s revelation of Himself and His will they will be unable to arrive at the true knowledge of themselves, the world (medicine), and God Himself.

Thought: It is most definitely the sweetest thing to hold a new born baby and feel the delight that flows from within. But, there is no greater joy than to know the Creator––Sustainer of life and His wonderful gift of saving grace that gives to us the hope and joy of eternal life. New life in Christ and a new born baby are the most wonderful gifts that come from the heart of God.

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