Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Endless Possibilities

Photo from The United Reformed Church UK
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)

The moment the obstetrician pronounced me mother-to-be my mind swirled with questions and endless possibilities. What will I have, a boy or a girl? Will he favor me? Will she wear her father's dimples? What will he become? Will she chase after God's heart?

Through both pregnancies, I realized I was only a vessel, carrying a child created in the image of my husband and myself, but ultimately formed for God's predestined purpose. They carried an individual purpose planted deep inside that held God's unique fingerprint. It wasn't always evident the first few years of life where innocence prevailed, but rather revealed itself through life's messiest experiences and spiritual battles.

As much as my mother's protective instinct kicked in during their messy brokenness, there were situations where I had no control.

(Fly over to the Christian Children's Authors blog for the rest of the story, won't you?)
 

6 comments:

  1. thanks Dawn, you are such a blessing!

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    1. Anonymous, I appreciate your encouragement. Be blessed today.

      Dawn

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  2. To think God has divine appointments for me today blows my socks off! Love you lady, Amy :)

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    1. I love that about Him! Love you too, Dawn

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  3. So apropos right now as Spencer is trying to get into Bible College for the FALL SEMESTER (gulp!). It's hands-off for me because only God can work this one out. So glad you're back at the writing "desk" (laptop, HEE HEE).

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    1. Hey MaineGal,

      Smart move, Mama! Which school? We'll be praying for sure.

      Hey, you and Amy should really meet sometime, (look above)! She's my other Maine gal.

      Sliding behind my writing desk seems so foreign right now after taking so much time off. It's amazing how life just claws for our attention when we step away from routine.

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