by Heather Tietz
Your eyes saw my body. In your book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them.
Before the 1950s, the form and the gender of unborn babies was a mystery to humans. Then in 1957, Doctor Ian Donald realized that the sound waves used in shipyards could be used the same way in doctor’s offices. Sound waves could create the image of a fetus. Now people could get a dim view of that secret place that only God had known.
Ultrasounds are amazing, but they still leave a mystery. Even today, baby rooms are designed, and gifts are given to leave 5% of parents surprised to find the gender of their baby is not what the ultrasound appeared to be. Their baby’s talents and interests, those subjects they’ll struggle to learn, their temperaments are still unknown to us.
When life surprises us, whether that surprise is about the birth of a child, the unforeseen health problem, the accident, the raving success, or what appears to be an untimely death, none of it takes God by surprise.
When life shocks us, we can lay back in God’s arms and trust that He’s had a plan for us. “I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT). Have a beautiful day and get inspiration from living hope in Jesus Christ.