Just couldn’t keep it in any longer: Joe and I are expecting another child and about 3 wks ago we had the 20th wk ultrasound where they check all vital organ functions and do the major scan to see if baby is healthy. This is when we found out IT’S A GIRL! Well, two days later I received a phone call informing me that all was well except one thing. The baby only had one kidney. The kidneys are completely formed by the 6th week of pregnancy and grow to be visible via ultrasound by the 14th-16th week (My ultrasound was at the 20th week).
So, I was asked to come back for a second screening on a higher resolution machine to see exactly what was going on and help explain why this happened. But, I cannot even describe fully the dreadful feelings of fear that came over me as my heart pounded at the thought of this being true. I told Joe and he didn’t even believe it, so he didn’t entertain it at all. But I on the other hand felt a little different. I wanted to pray and call upon my God, Who is the Creator of heaven and earth and every living thing that exists.
We had been through this before with our 3rd child, where our son did not have a connection to his stomach from his esophagus, and after 4 ultrasounds confirming that he was going to need surgery to correct the problem after birth, we yet believed God would heal him before he was born. And God DID heal him 3 wks before he was born!!!! So, I decided to believe God again for yet another miracle, and I did not want to wait the whole pregnancy for it…no I was not settling for anything less than an immediate creative miracle right now and that’s EXACTLY how I prayed.
So, I had two weeks to fill my mind with the truth of God’s Word and promises to those who love Him. This helped build my faith even more and I literally felt the incredible love of God sweeping over me every time I thought about Him and just Who He is as Creator. During this time I discovered how even Science has discovered that our 1 giant amazing galaxy is not the only one created, but there have been 100 billion galaxies viewed by the world’s largest telescopes. 100 billion galaxies governed by MY God and Father!!!!! How’s that for a faith booster! Anything that seems too big for us to handle, is waaaaaay small, miniscule, totally nothing to the God who created heaven and earth…and oh yea, a 100 billion galaxies and more I’m sure!
When we went back for the second ultrasound, they saw TWO perfectly normal kidneys on that screen and stood amazed themselves! So all praises and glory to my God and my Lord Jesus Who continually proves His unconditional love and grace towards us all. He loves when we call on Him. Let’s take this time and share of His goodness for I am sure you too have something to tell that would give Him praise!