On Tuesday, September 4th, a miracle will happen: a new baby girl will enter the world. This miracle will be named ‘Charis’, which is the Greek word for ‘Grace’, and this miracle will bring much joy to her father and mother. And the sweetest news of all, is that this little miracle will be my daughter!
How do I know that Charis will be born on September 4th? Because in His kindness, God has given men the wisdom to invent a device that allows doctors to perform a sonogram and actually look at a baby before it’s born. Our most recent sonogram showed that little Charis was comfortably settled on her side, making it impossible for her to be born naturally. Oh how grateful to God I am for sonograms! Had Charis been born 100 years ago, it’s likely that both she and my wife Jen would have died during labor. But in His kindness, the Lord permitted the invention of the sonogram, and so I will be enjoy a birthday rather than a double funeral.
Because Charis is sideways, she will be removed from the womb via Cesarean Section. Oh the wisdom God has given to men! In the space of a few brief minutes, an incision will be made and Charis will be lifted from the womb, thoroughly cleaned, and then placed into my arms. I’m so grateful that God gave Mr. Cesarean (if that was his name) the wisdom to invent this baby-delivery procedure. If the C-Section had not been invented I would likely be experiencing grief instead of joy on Tuesday.
Jen and I are both nervous. We’re entering new and uncharted territory. But we serve the God who invented sonograms and C-Sections, and I’m confident that He will care for us each step of the way. I’m not sure how much I’ll be blogging this week. Maybe if I have some down time I’ll put up a post. Please pray for Jen and me. Thanks!