Conception: Too Many Details to Be Just a Random Mistake

For You From The Word

As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:9)

For You To Think About

Conception of egg and sperm

Image: Oh Baby!

A lot of things have to work perfectly to create a baby: ovulation, travel, and timing. Even if all systems perform flawlessly, the odds of conceiving are only as high as about 25% each month. Consider the required conditions:

The egg is most receptive for just 48 hours … 24 hours before and after ovulation.

Sperm must take a long trip to do their job. Even the fastest of them travel just 1/8 inch per minute.

In the best of circumstances, sperm can survive just 6-7 days.

The two must meet and hook up with no “issues.”

The fertilized egg must travel and find a place to stay (“implant”) where it will stay happily for months.

All those factors (and more) must line up without a hitch in order for a pregnancy to occur.

What are the chances that the whole thing was a random mistake? Or that God was busy with other things … or He wasn’t paying attention but instead was on a coffee break?

We may call a pregnancy “unplanned,” but for it to happen is one of God’s enduring miracles.

For You To Pray

Mighty God,
A series of miracles must take place for a woman to become pregnant. You orchestrate every one of them. We worship You for Your ways which are high above ours – and for never taking a break but always being present.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

More About the Miracle of Life

An Unborn Baby’s Journey Through Its First Weeks

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Human Babies: the Most Dependent Species at Birth


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