From Nancy Campbell, Nov. 12, 2012, Above Rubies
GOD SEES THE BIG PICTURE
(I alluded to the following in a response to my last post, “The Power of a Baby” but would like to add a little more).
Not every conception happens in ideal circumstances. Perhaps a great majority. But, who is ultimately in control of conception? God Himself. He is the giver of life. No life can come except from God for only God has life in Himself.
Do you remember the story of Jephthah in Judges 11? He was the son of a harlot. When his half-brothers grew up, they thrust him out of the home and said, “Thou shalt not inherit in our father’s house.” He had to leave his home and land and live in another country. But, who eventually became the leader of Israel? Was it these homeborn brothers? No! It was the outcast and “bastard,” Jephthah!What about Moses? He was born at a time when Pharaoh demanded every male child to be killed. What a scary time to conceive. But, God spared him and he became one of the greatest leaders in the history.I have a dear friend who conceived a child through rape. God gave her grace, as a new Christian, to embrace and keep her baby. This baby has grown into a beautiful young woman who loves God and serves Him with all her heart. And this is not an isolated testimony.A newly conceived baby is a separate human being to the mother and no human being has the right to destroy another human being. No matter what the situation, God will always care for both the mother and the baby. God has mighty purposes for every child that is conceived no matter how difficult the situation.We can trust God because He sees the bigger picture.
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