An Unplanned Pregnancy
AN UNPLANNED PREGNANCY
Two of my four children were planned. Our first was a happy, yet unexpected surprise for me.
Our third was a different story,
but one with a very happy ending.
We lived in Connecticut at the time and my OBGYN told us that everyone born before 1965 should get vaccinated for chicken pox and measles, especially if we were planning to get pregnant. The disease could be deadly for a baby in the womb. He advised I get the vaccine at least a month before conceiving, with strict orders that I NOT get pregnant.
So I did.
We were extremely meticulous in obeying the Doctors orders, but as careful as we were...accidents happen.
I freaked out. Mike freaked out. We both freaked out.
The Doctor said “DON’T get pregnant”...
But I did.
And I freaked.
The doctors kind of freaked too.
They advised abortion.
They advised tests to see if the baby would be born with deformities and if these tests were positive, they advised termination.
This was our miracle baby.
Against all odds, God chose for him to be born.
No matter what
~ he would be perfect in our eyes~ because God had chosen to breathe life into his tiny little soul as I carried him.
Month after month we prayed.
And as that precious baby was placed in my arms and tears of joy spilled down our cheeks, we praised God for a perfect, healthy baby boy. Our only son.
What a beautiful gift from God.
My life was changed that day.
We are human. We our sinful. As careful as we may try to be in obeying all the “rules”, in obeying God’s commands~ we can never be perfect. We can never be good enough. We will always mess up. Sin will always be present.
But there’s still a very happy ending.
We are not an accident in God’s eyes. We are precious to Him.
God loves us so much,
He made a way.
Only one way~
and that way is through His Son.
And through His Son, we can become perfect in God’s eyes.
Born again. Not because of anything we have done, but because of everything He did for us.
Christmas changed history.
Christmas changed our hearts. Christmas changed our destiny.
Christmas changed our lives for eternity.
Christ was born.
He left the glory of heaven’s majesty.
To be born in you.
John 1:14, 3:7
For you, so that God almighty could breathe life into your soul. So that you could carry Him in your heart.
So that your life could forever be changed.
Against all odds.
Against all mess ups.
Against all rules.
Only Jesus~ living in you.
Tears of joy spill down my cheeks as I think of the absolute majesty and wonder of Christ’s birth, that precious baby placed in a manger~for me.
It brings me to my knees.
There will be no other gift this Christmas that can compare to such a Gift as this. The Gift of forgiveness and eternal life from a Father and His Son, our Savior that gave His life for you.
When I ponder the birth of my son and that little miracle placed in my arms~ my thoughts go to that manger in Bethlehem and the greatest, most important Miracle of all mankind.
Fall on your knees with me this Christmas and praise God for His miraculous Gift. Matthew 2:10-11
The Gift that changed our destiny.
A Gift that can change your life today
Titus 1:2, John 3:15, I John 2:25,
Romans 6:23, I John 5:11 & 13,
John 10:28, John 17:3
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