|Baby Beckett Thayer with Papa|
|Baby Aiden Thayer 3 years ago|
Another verse precious to my heart is found in Jeremiah 1:5 which reads: "Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 'Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were formed I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.'" Jeremiah heard from God about his call which was predestined even before he was formed in the womb. This is quite a thought to ponder. Each of us has a precious calling and purpose in our life. Yet, somehow, we forget that. Certainly, our society has forgotten this important truth.
|Baby Gavin Wells 2 1/2 years ago|
Like many of you, I have heard all the arguments from those who think that terminating a pregnancy is an option especially if a child would be born with problems or if they are unwanted. However, I have to confess that our special needs grandson is one of the sweetest gifts God could ever have given to our family. He has devoted parents who give of themselves to provide for his needs. Is it hard work, discouraging at times, and overwhelming? I think they would say "yes" but the blessings out weigh the difficulties. He is teaching us lessons daily as we seek ways to minister to his needs and causing us to trust in God's providence.
As for children being unwanted, I would point to many people out there who desperately want to adopt a child of their own. Rather than end the child's life, why not give it a good home with parents who would love, protect and care for this life? In our own family, we have a nephew who was adopted and what a blessing his life is! I am grateful as are his parents that his birth mother chose life rather than abortion.
From the moment of conception until the Lord calls that person home, life is precious. God gives life and only God has the authority and sovereignty to take it away. As believers in Jesus Christ, we need to champion the unborn and the aged. One is fresh from heaven and the other is in God's waiting room. In both cases, they are precious in His sight and therefore, must be precious in ours.
|Four of our precious grandsons: Aiden, Gavin, Branson and Briggs|
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