Your Birth Story

You are not an accident.
Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all surprised by your birth. In fact, he expected it. Long before you were conceived by your parents, you were conceived in the mind of God. He thought of you first. It is not fate, nor chance, nor luck, nor coincidence that you are breathing at this very moment. You are alive because God wanted to create you! The Bible says, "The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me." 
God prescribed every single details of your body. He deliberately chose your race, the color of your skin, your hair, and every other feature. He custom-made your body just the way he wanted it. He also determined the natural talents you would possess and the uniqueness of your personality. The Bible says, "You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, but by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something." 
Most amazing, God decided how you would be born. Regardless of the circumstances of your birth or who you parents are, God had a plan in creating you. It doesn't matter whether your parents were good, bad, or indifferent. God know that those two individuals possessed exactly the right genetic makeup to create the custom "you" he had in mind. They had the DNA God wanted to make you. While there are illegitimate parents, there are no illegitimate children. Many children are unplanned by their parents, but they are not unplanned by God. God's purpose took into account human error, and even sin. God never does anything accidentally, and he never makes mistakes. He has a reason for everything he creates. 
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

As a future nurse midwife and a trained birth doula, few things make me happier than the birth of a child. The instant the baby makes it out of the birth canal and into the mother's arms, tears stream down my eyes. It never fails. If the birth of a newborn touches me so profoundly every time, can you imagine what it means to the Maker of that new bundle of joy? When I read these words, fully grounded in scripture, I just fall in love with my God more and more. How precious that every single conception is planned by God and holds a sacred purpose. God's design for procreation is so fascinating. Just think about it for a minute. It starts with sex which is designed by God to be a sacred reflection of His love for His Bride--the Church. Out of that sacred act, life is conceived. And for 9 months, God directs the growth of that tiny being until it makes it out into the world. From then on, they will grow and grow, maybe knowing the Lord, maybe not. But every single person, who starts as as an innocent babe, is special to God and created with a purpose. You were conceived in the mind of God. That is your birth story.  I just love it. I can't imagine myself doing anything else for the rest of my life. Birth, with all the goo and the blood, draws me closer to my Creator because I can see first-hand the works of His hands. 

jeans: tjmaxx, button-up: gap thrifted, cardigan: can't remember, flower: mom's dresser, shoes: can't remember, purse: gift from abuelita

With Love,


SisterlyLove said...

This is a beautiful post! Thank you! You seem like you'd make an excellent doula!


Natalie S. said...

Beautiful post! I am giving you high 5s as I read your blog, thank you for sharing all that is on your heart about God, modesty, marriage and life! I'm from South Florida too, it's so nice to know there is someone else kinda like me from here even though you are in another state! Praying for you and your studies, God bless!