Thought I would share an email I received from a good friend evidencing the amazing grace of our Lord God. I invite and challenge you to share this story with believer and non-believer alike.
I am a great aunt for the second time today! The doctor's first comment after congratulating my nephew John and his wife Tina, was, "This baby should not be alive." Tina lost Bailey's twin early in the pregnancy. Not knowing she was having twins she mourned the loss for a few days before discovering she was still pregnant.
As the doctor examined the placenta after the birth, he saw the umbilical cord was not attached to the placenta but to the sac, with veins running to the placenta. He explained that these veins were not enough to sustain life for the duration of the pregnancy. (Mind you, she had just been born, full term and healthy). What’s more, Tina's water broke a full 24 hours before the baby was born. The veins should have collapsed as soon as the water broke. The couple are not believers and I'm praying they recognize that their baby is truly a gift from God.
- Andrea G. Schwartz
Andrea Schwartz is Chalcedon’s family and Christian education advocate, and the author of eight books including: A House for God: Building a Kingdom-Driven Family, The Biblical Trustee Family: Understanding God’s Purpose for Your Household, Empowered: Developing Strong Women for Kingdom Service, Woman of the House: A Mother’s Role in Building a Christian Culture, and The Homeschool Life: Discovering God’s Way to Family-Based Education. She’s also the co-host of the Out of the Question podcast, and Homeschooling Helps (weekly live Facebook event). She can be reached at [email protected].