In normal life I do believe that every day we have on earth is a gift. The Bible says God has numbered our days before even one came to be, so He has already decided how long each of us will live. But we don’t know how long that is, so every day we wake up we should be thankful for the time He has given us.
In my situation – after losing one child because of premature birth, having complications with a second pregnancy requiring shots, a cerclage, bed rest, and a multitude of doctors – it’s easy to see how every day really is a gift. I’m 33 weeks and 4 days and each of those days is a miracle. I’m thankful for the medical advancements – the progesterone shots that prevent me from having contractions, the cerclage that keeps my cervix closed, and the careful watch of my doctors. But I know it’s because of God and God alone that this baby is still in the womb.
From the beginning of the pregnancy I felt this assurance that everything was going to be fine. Although I didn’t expect these “setbacks” of surgery and bed rest, I still clung to the hope that everything was going to be fine. The doctors hoped I would get to 28 weeks because most babies born at that gestation survive. Here I am almost 6 weeks past that and still going strong.
At 37 weeks the cerclage will be removed and the baby could come at any time. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he came after his due date, further proof that God is the One who has kept the baby safely inside me. I love my doctors, but only God deserves the praise for each day the baby is in the womb.
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21
God is sooooooo good!
You are right, every day is a gift from God and we should live like we believe that.(I took that from the morning show on Moody Bible Radio) . Only God knows the number of our days and we should thank him each day for giving us another day and all the miracles that go with that! Baby Chun is definitely a testimony to God’s unfailing love and mercies and I just can’t thank God enough for allowing this baby to stay in the womb for as long as he has. God is so good and he does answer prayer and I know there are soooo many praying for the healthy delivery of baby Chun and that is powerful! I will continue to pray that the good Lord will deliver this baby at just the right time and in perfect health. Thank you Lord that you listen and answer our prayers.