The Bible makes it clear that unborn children are known intimately and personally by God.
He knows that pre-born baby just as he would know any other person, including you and me.
King David spoke about the sacred nature of human life in Psalm 139:13-16: “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex. Your workmanship is marvelous — how well I know it.
“You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born.
“Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” (NLT)
The Bible makes it clear that God knows us before we are born.
Here is what the Old Testament prophet Isaiah had to say about himself: “Listen to me you islands and hear this you distant nations, before I was born the Lord called me. From my birth he has made mention of my name. … And now the Lord says, he who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him and gather Israel to himself, for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord and God has been my strength.”
Isaiah was formed in the womb for God’s purpose.
That’s what the Bible says about when life begins.
Last week I mentioned that as a result of miscarriage my wife and I said goodbye to not one but two “grandbabies.”
I firmly believe that these precious babies have gone on to Heaven. Two tiny lives budded here on Earth, but they were left to bloom in Heaven.
Laurie and I have already been blessed with two beautiful grandchildren. We love them both very much.
We look forward to watching them grow, and we will be sure to make time to tell them about the God who created them.
We want them to know their Heavenly Father.
We’ll teach them his Word and let them know God’s plan of redemption. But for these two precious babies who never had a chance to take a breath here on this earth, we will be unable to share these experiences.
Since these unborn babies will never sit on our lap and hear about the God who made them, perhaps they can sit on God’s lap, and he can tell them about the parents and grandparents that will be coming to see them someday soon.
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