Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Praising God for the Gift of Life!

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. (Psalm 127:3-5, KJV)

It is with joy-filled hearts that we announce that we are expecting a blessed addition to our family as Jill is now pregnant! A new child has been on our hearts and in our prayers for a long time and we praise the Lord that He has given us this precious gift of life! Children are an incredible gift from the hand of God and each family member of ours is very excited about the hope of bringing forth another child into this world. During this time, we are very keenly aware of God’s absolute sovereignty over all of life and we recognize that our lives are in His hands. It is the Lord that provides us with every breath we take (as we are told in Acts 17:25) and He is the One that has ordained our days before one of them came to be (according to Psalm 139:16).

Yesterday marked the passage of week 12 in the journey of this blessed pregnancy. Thus, the expected delivery date is July 14. As a husband, I have found that the times that my dearly beloved bride is pregnant to be some of the absolute sweetest times in all of life. What a blessing and a privilege it is to be able to provide care for our precious unborn child through providing care to my dear wife and what a joy it is to be able to see that baby growing and developing day by day through the changing shape of the one that I wed!

In the past, we have not found out the gender of our baby prior to the time of delivery and this time we plan to make no exception. We will be thrilled with either a boy or a girl and we enjoy the surprise of finding out at the time of delivery what God has knit together. May you all rejoice with us in the announcement of this new little life that our Heavenly Father is forming inside the secret and sacred place of the womb! The Lord is great and greatly to be praised!

2 comments:

Mrs. U said...

Congratulations!!! May the Lord give you a healthy pregnancy, delivery and new baby AND many more children, too!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Becki said...

Praises to God for this new blessing in your family. For all your friends out here that don't get to see your sweet one growing inside everyday, please share photos. :))

Blessings from The Liebl's in WI