Thursday, October 30, 2008

“God Has Formed a Human Being in My Wife—God’s Handiwork Manifest”

Thursday, October 30, 2008

If there ever was a truism, it is this: human beings cannot create life—only God can. This morning Elizabeth and I traversed to the doctor’s office for our first Ultrasound. Not only did we have a Jewish doctor, but we were able to see the third human member of our family! This little guy was moving around like crazy in the womb of Elizabeth. He is almost 12 weeks old and has two arms and two legs and a head!

As I was looking into that monitor watching the heartbeat of our baby (not sure if it’s a boy or a girl yet—a few more months for that!) I found myself wondering how someone could look into that screen and see a heartbeat like that and conclude that the baby is not a human life yet. I am thankful that Elizabeth is carrying a human being, a physical, literal, heart-pumping little baby in her womb. It is beyond me how people can assert that little guys like this are not people.

I echo what David writes in Psalm 139:

Psalm 139:13-16 13 For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother's womb. 14 I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Thy works, And my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from Thee, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. 16 Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Thy book they were all written, The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.

Indeed it is true that God has formed our little baby! It is God who has fashioned and molded this little life together inside of Elizabeth. For this, we are overwhelmed and overjoyed at the miracle—yes, it is no less than a divine miracle—of God’s handiwork clearly seen in our family. We endeavor to have the mindset of the psalmist when he wrote: “Behold, children are a gift of the LORD; The fruit of the womb is a reward” (Ps 127:3).

God is truly good! We have been, are currently, and will continue to be thankful to the Lord for His gracious provision of this human being into our little “Kirkland” family. Soli Deo Gloria.


Keara said...

it is amazing, isn't it?! We're so happy that we can join you guys in this exciting stage of life. I'm glad we're walking this road together...

Anonymous said...

Hey Honey,

Thank you for posting the first picture of our little "Kirkland Baby"! He/she is do cute!!!

I am totally anxious to see who this little one will become, to behold the unfolding of God's plans for him/her, and to marvel at his grace in our lives as he/she grows ... what a great journey we have embarked on together. Praise God!

Anonymous said...

Geoff and Elizabeth,

Mom and I are so thankful to the Lord for His gracious provision to you in this miracle of new life.

We can't wait to see the next image!

This beautiful baby is a wonderful gift from God.



Anonymous said...

What a special little baby! Looks just like the two of you!! : )

Can't wait to get to know this sweet little bundle!

Love to all 3 of you!


Dave said...

Very cool! We love you guys...

Anonymous said...

I think he/she has Geoff's head shape, for sure. It's bound to be a beautiful baby - praise God for His creation!

- Jill the MIL

Anonymous said...

Woooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! If it's a boy you could totally name him Sean...ummm.......if it's a girl, I don't recommend Seana....Are you still in Newhall? Did you move to PA yet?

Sean H

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