Miracle in the Making
by Stephanie Williams | September 20, 2015
“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.”My son is a miracle. In fact, I know he is a gift from God. Psalm 127:3 tells us that “children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” All of the delicate, intricate workings that must take place just exactly perfectly when God knits a human being together in secret is mind-blowing and so very beautiful. Pregnancy is one of those heavenly mysteries that is too wonderful to ever truly be able to grasp or understand. What I can understand, however, is that God predestined my son to be here, He has a plan and purpose for his life, and He has blessed my husband and I more than we deserve!
― C.S. Lewis
― C.S. Lewis
Dorian is a wonderful baby. He has had a larger-than-life personality from the time he was born. He smiles constantly and he brings joy and delight to everyone who meets him. He is very social and loves to be around people (he is a lot like his dad). I long to be with him and my heart melts every time I am with him. If my love for him even resembles a fraction of God’s love I can’t even begin to imagine how God feels about us. I know my flawed love is but a shadow of the perfect love of God. I am so thankful to Him who fulfills all of His promises!
When my husband and I got married we decided we would wait a while before trying to conceive. A few months before our two year anniversary God filled both of our hearts with the desire for a baby and we began to fast and pray, asking God to bless us with a child. I was not one of those people who just assumed getting pregnant would just “happen,” as I have always been more of a pessimist than on optimist, but I was hopeful and confident that God would bless us.
I began praying through scriptures about childbearing and pregnancy. I read other women’s testimonies about God’s blessing upon their lives and how they were able to get pregnant. Each month that went by I was “sure” that I was pregnant. I had ovulation test strips, a basal body thermometer, and all of the latest apps. I obsessed over symptoms, desperately wanting them to be real. When the tests kept coming back negative I began to get discouraged. It seemed everyone else around me was getting pregnant and it just wasn’t happening for me.
I had begun relying on my own strength instead of seeking God. I could only do so much; it is God who orchestrates the world, not me. I decided it was time to seek the prayer of those around me. My husband and I shared our desire with friends, family, and even coworkers. We also shared our desire with some members of a new church we were attending, WellSpring Community Church. We barely knew these people, but when we told them our prayer request they dropped everything and immediately prayed with us, anointing us with oil and love. They assured us that they had seen God answer this prayer before!
God indeed heard our prayers and the next month we were pregnant! We told the church and our families before we even had our first ultrasound, because we wanted to continue to be bathed in prayer. I went on to have a smooth pregnancy and an easy delivery. God’s hand was surely upon me.
You might be reading this and thinking that there is nothing extremely significant about this story. We tried for a few months, got pregnant, everything went great and there is a happy ending. The fact that everything went just as planned seems very average and ordinary, but I assure you there is a moral to this story.
God created you and He wants to be a part of all things in your life. There are many things in life that we take for granted and try to do in our own strength. When you have a goal, a problem, or something you need help with ask your fellow Christians to pray for you. In Matthew 18:19-20 Jesus says “Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Our lives are full of miracles we take for granted. Sometimes we are so focused on our own strength that we miss the miracles all together and forget to praise the true Author of blessing. I pray God will reveal the tiny miracles in your life and that we will not take for granted the blessings the Lord has predestined for us.