Monday, February 23, 2009

The First Time That Ever We Saw Your Face... :)

This morning, M and I got an up-close look at our beautiful baby boy or girl. It is amazing how much he or she has grown in just a few short weeks. At our last ultrasound we could barely make out where the head ended and the body began but today we were able to see his or her face. I just keep reflecting on Psalm 139 and the wonder of knowing that we have a God who loves us and knows us -- and that even now he is "knitting" this precious child together.


1 O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.

2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.

3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.

4 Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.

5 You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?

8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, a]">[a] you are there.

9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"

12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

17 How precious to b]">[b] me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!

18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.

19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God!
Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!

20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.

21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD,
and abhor those who rise up against you?

22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.

24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.


Anonymous said...

Well, I hope you have a healthy baby! May our mutual Lord and Savior keep your child in His care!

Pia said...

that is so wonderful. nan, i'm so happy for you. i'm still waiting for God's breakthrough. that verse is so appropriate.

God bless you and your family, nan.

crossblade said...

that is very beautiful...

be blessed dear sister !

Corry said...

We are so happy for y'all!!!:-)

Praying for a healthy happy baby and all will go well.


God's Grace.

Shauna said...

I am new here! What a great blog :)

Queen Mum said...

Nan, So good to see you are still blogging. Most of our group has moved to facebook. I have not blogged in awhile, but have prayed for you. Are you still in law school? And wow, a baby on the way! Congratulations! Loved this post. God is good. Take care. Kathy Starner(queenmum)

Nancy said...

Kathy, I am. I have one more semester (8 credits to go) but with the baby coming at the beginning of the school year, it may delay graduation for me. God is in control though... I take stock in that! :) So good to hear from so many of you who I have not been in touch with in a while again! God bless!