God's Sovereingty

God's Sovereingty

God’s Sovereignty
By Nealie Hill, Nurse Manager

I have a front row seat to the miracle of creation, and the impact it has on the moms and dads who come to our center. Through ultrasound, we get to see the “inward parts” forming. Psalm 139: 13-14 says “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well! “ Parents come to our centers for a medical procedure, what they don’t expect is they are going to meet God, the author of life. I saw a client recently who walked in for a pregnancy test. Her boyfriend wanted her to abort and she believed that given the circumstances, abortion would be the best thing. However, she agreed to return for an ultrasound at the end of the week. The very next day, after her pregnancy test, she came in again, this time she was crying. She and her boyfriend were fighting about the baby. She didn’t want to abort but her boyfriend had made the appointment for her to have an abortion. I was able to move her ultrasound to the next day. They both came for the ultrasound but he was still pressuring her to keep her appointment for the abortion. The boyfriend had no expression throughout ultrasound, until I mentioned the baby’s due date.

This abortion- determined father started to cry as he realized his baby was due on the same date that his father had unexpectedly and tragically died. It was an incredible moment!

I had a wonderful opportunity to show compassion and love, and to talk about the sovereignty of God. Only God could have ordained this due date. So many details had to be in place ...conception, the baby’s measurements , crown to rump… details that only God could put together perfectly. Dad was overwhelmed and went outside to regain his composure. The mom went outside as well to keep him company. From the window, I could see them hugging and when they returned, not only did they say they were going to have the baby, but mom had already picked out a name!! When they left, they said they were cancelling the abortion appointment and were also planning to come back to the center for parenting classes. Divine appointments like this happen every day thanks to you!

                                                    
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Pictured above are ultrasound images of the fetal development of one baby's growth from
5 weeks, 5 days (picture 1) to 12 weeks, 6 days(picture 3).
When we first see baby, it looks like a diamond on a ring.