So now what do I do? How do I take this new challenge to expect life and health and wholeness and walk forward in faith?
As we went to bed that night, my husband and I prayed again. We reminded ourselves of what we had learned and we asked for much of the same healing and wholeness that my friend had prayed and proclaimed. What was this??? With our hands on the little “bump” I had already begun to grow I felt something I’ve never felt before. My tummy was hard as a rock, a few inches bigger for a brief moment and then warmth…warmth that seemed to come from somewhere I can’t explain with simple words.
And it was complete. I knew it in my spirit. My body was different again…different meaning pregnancy “sensations” returned. Where hours ago I wondered if there was life, I suddenly KNEW that life and wholeness had been restored. This baby would be fine.
The next morning as we got ready to go to the doctor, my husband asked me if we needed to get a babysitter for our son. My response shocked even me, “Nope. Everything is going to be fine. He needs to see his new baby sister or brother.”
Wow! Where did that come from??? I don’t know, but it was fun watching the ultrasound tech’s response to the same tentative type of questions. Then, as if to reward our faith, it took only a split second to find and clearly see the tiny beating heart.
Life. A new, tiny heart beating strong as an evening wind.
Newness of heart. A new kind of faith, consuming the depths of me like I never dreamed possible.
A renewed spirit. A hope for the future without fear or doubt. And joy like I have never known before.
“The Lord on high is mighty.” (from Ps 93)
…and mighty is HE!!!!!! 🙂