Today I’m sending out an early morning greeting to my newest little one. We welcome you to our family and want to share with you the news that you’ve not come here without purpose. God formed you in your mother’s womb and has carried you safely there these past months. Before He knit your earliest molecules together, He planned out your days and the scope of your life.
The Mighty One, God the Lord, who speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting, has knit you together in your precious mother’s womb:
[box]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.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them! (Psalm 139:13–17)[/box]
You, little one, have a share in the Psalmist’s declaration. The same God of glory that breathed these words through the Psalmist, has spoken them of you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made for the good purposes of God.
As you grow, you will have our prayers, love and support. From your earliest days, we’ll share with you the greatest story anyone can know, the great redemption story that has no end. The eternal story that now includes you.
You now enter the grand redemption story that explains our physical birth, but also invites us to a spiritual birth.
Jesus told this story as He shared with a friend that, just as we enter the earthly kingdom by birth, to enter the heavenly kingdom, we must be born of the Spirit of God. And so must you be born again at some point, little one. You’ve come to us as a precious babe, but a babe in need of the Savior.
He came as a babe to redeem a dark world:
[box]Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:3, 16–18)[/box]
For now little one, know His love through the hugs we share, the little songs we sing, the stories we tell, the diapers we change, and the prayers we whisper over you. One day, His Spirit will open your eyes to know and understand more of all He has in store for you. Today, rest in the assurance that you are in His care, little one.
Be comforted in knowing that Jesus paid a high price to provide you with the spiritual birth that we pray you will one day experience. That’s how greatly loved you are.