In just about 4 short weeks I’ll have a new man in my life. Our first grandchild!!!! And I can’t wait to meet him. To say that I am over-the-moon is such an understatement! I am weepy and sappy and totally in love… already! He occupies my thought and prayers these days! I may not have met him face to face, but we have had plenty of “close encounters”. Like last weekend when Jacqueline came for a short visit as Jonathan was out of town. She was sitting next to me in church when she grabbed my hand and placed it low on her beautiful round belly. Immediately my eyes flew open wide and met hers as I felt the little thump-pause-thump-pause-thump-pause-thump rhythm of baby hiccups.
My eyes fill with tears just thinking about “our little baby” (that’s what we call him since the expectant couple are not saying names)! It was such a poignant moment. He hiccuped quite awhile and I kept my hand on my daughter’s stomach not to miss a one!
I think it’s an amazing thing to see the child you gave life to holding life within herself. I can’t keep my eyes off her. It is a miracle of miracles! I’m overwhelmed and overcome and I’m trying to keep it all in check!
Thankfully, she lets me get close to her round-as-a-ball belly, hold it and speak to my grandson who is tucked and now quite cramped safely inside. Those are precious moments. I want him to know my voice! I want to know how much I love him before he even comes into this word.
I also have several 3D images of him from Jacqueline’s latest sonogram and I actually know what he will look like! These are real images of him. They look just like he’s posing for a photograph!
He has a sweet bow mouth and big chubby cheeks and he has my turned up nose! We know that he will be a big baby and that he is “lanky” with a long torso.
We know that he has 10 fingers and 10 toes and has can now open his eyes. We know that he dreams and practices breathing in and out regularly and loves to kick.
Isn’t it amazing how much we can know about a child before it is born?
Psalm 139:13 says…
FOR YOU CREATED MY INMOST BEING, YOU KNIT ME TOGETHER IN MY MOTHER’S WOMB
We have actually been able to see how God has been knitting “our little baby” together from the time he was just weeks old! I am awe struck!
And my cry to God when I get these glimpses of the growing and developing life of my grandson is…
I GIVE THANKS TO YOU FOR HE IS FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE. WONDERFUL ARE YOUR WORKS AND MY SOUL KNOWS IT VERY WELL! Ps 139:14
You see I’ve been waiting a long, long time for this young man to come into my life. I’ve planned for him before my daughter ever had a thought about a baby of her own.
When my children were just babies themselves I started praying for many things that would come to pass in their lives. Their spouses and their children.
This little boy has been prayed over for decades and decades! All of my grandchildren have, even though I have not held one! I can pray with confidence because I may not know them yet but I DO know their Creator intimately! And I knew that if God were going to bless us with grandbabies He could and would honor my sincere, honest and fervent prayer!
I pray not only for my children and my grandchildren but I pray for my posterity… all my generations after me.
My specific prayer is that ALL my descendence would come to know and serve and be disciples of Jesus to the fifth generation and that if the Lord should tarry that someone in that fifth generation would pick up this prayer… and on and on and on until Jesus comes to take us home!
Our God, our Father loves us and wants to hear out deepest desires. He is good and perfect and benevolent and grace-filled and all powerful. He answers prayers that are in His will!
THE LORD IS NOT SLOW IN KEEPING HIS PROMISES, AS SOME UNDERSTAND SLOWNESS. INSTEAD HE IS PATIENT WITH YOU NOT WANTING ANYONE TO PERISH BUT EVERYONE TO COME TO REPENTANCE. 2 PETER 3:9
God want EVERYONE to come to repentance. He does not want anyone to perish. I am praying my prayer with this truth in mind!
How about you? Are you praying for your posterity? For your family? You should! They need our prayers. Keep them in your prayers always!
Don’t give up! Never give up! Keep praying for posterity! Even if it seems like all is lost. God is so so so much bigger than any circumstance! Pray with rejoicing and thanksgiving for what God will accomplish in the lives of your family members!
I will never see this prayer come to its fullness until I am in heaven! But I know that I know it will be so because I know my God and I trust Him!
And when I get to meet “our little baby” in just a few short weeks I know I’ll find so much more to thank God for and pray to Him about than I could every imagine!
I waiting and praying just for you little one!
This week’s memorization verse:
THEREFORE, CONFESS YOUR SINS TO EACH OTHER AND PRAY FOR EACH OTHER SO YOU MAY BE HEALED. THE PRAYER OF A RIGHTEOUS PERSON IS POWERFUL AND EFFECTIVE. James 5:16