Psalm 139:13-16

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."

Sunday, October 6, 2013


I finally got the courage to listen to the CD of the prayer service our precious church family had for us the night before Grace was born.  During that service, our pastor lead us in scriptures, and he prayed and praised God for His faithfulness and His power.  We also praised God by worshiping him in song.  This service followed a day of fasting and prayer from our church family.  They chose to go without food all day.  They faithfully came to the church and prayed all day for Grace, Chad, and me. They are beyond precious to our family.

The emotions of that time in my life come flooding back.  I felt so desperate and helpless, yet God blessed me with such peace and strength.  He carried me during that time because I was so weak.  I am so thankful for His love and grace in my life.

As I sit here and worship and listen to this service, I am distracted by a busy toddler crawling in circles around our house and getting into things she's not supposed to.  She is singing along with the music as she plays.  And my heart is overjoyed.

I love this picture.  It makes me think Grace is praising Jesus.  She certainly has with her life.  

1 comment:

  1. This brought tears to my eyes Karen, as your blog often does!!!! What an amazing church family you have!!!!! God is so good. I love the pic of Grace praising him too - the colors and symbolism are fantastic!