For You From The Word
We live by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)
For You To Think About
“I know you’d like to have a zipper so you could take a peek at your baby before delivery,” one obstetrician often commiserates with anxious, pregnant patients. “But since we can’t do that, we we’ll help by giving you as much information as we can.”
This doctor understands that both excitement and fear accompany pregnancy.
Today, advances in medicine mean many questions are answered before delivery. Testing can show the baby’s gender. Ultrasounds can determine a due date with pinpoint accuracy. Fetal complications can often be corrected in surgery prior to birth.
Yet many questions cannot be answered during pregnancy. “What will my baby look like? What kind of personality will she have? What does the future hold for him?”
And … “Will I have wisdom in making good choices for her?”
If ever there was a time to walk by faith and not sight, it is during a pregnancy. You can be a big help to the pregnant women you know. Encourage them to take good care of themselves and get medical care when they’re expecting. You will make the biggest difference of all by helping a pregnant woman grow deeper in her faith to prepare for the many challenges she will face.
For You To Pray
Help prepare women for pregnancy’s biggest questions. Show them how to walk by faith, not by sight. Use me and other Christians to point the way.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.