Friday, March 16, 2012

By His Grace

We were blessed to be able to have a sneak peek at baby Powell today. Here he/she is at 9 weeks 4 days.

It's funny, I thought I would have be many words to write, but I am almost speechless. Of course, the first thing I said was, "God is good."  But, I wonder if that is the right thing to say?  I mean, yes, God is good - infinitely so! But, I want to be careful about saying God is good just because something I want has happened. That is not what makes Him good. He's not good because I have a healthy pregnancy.  He is good because He is God. He was just as good 6 months ago during the third miscarriage as he is today when I sat in the doctor's office and heard a heartbeat.  He hasn't changed; He is good and sovereign in all things.  Not just now, not just today, but always.

However, this pregnancy has shown me just how gracious God is. There is nothing about mine or Stephen's depraved selves that deserve the blessing of a child.  Yet God, in his wisdom and by his overwhelming grace, has made it so, thus far. At each sonogram and wave of nausea, I am reminded that it it by the grace of God that we are here.  I am completely underserving, but so grateful. I know I don't deserve to be blessed like this. So, tonight I am praising God for his sweet grace. It is by His grace that we are celebrating a healthy baby at 9 weeks and 4 days. To God be the glory.


  1. Your heart is beautiful - and I admire your faithfulness to the God of the universe. :)

    1. Kasey, you are sweet. Thank you. My heart has been changed a LOT over the past months. He works all things together for good.

  2. Congratulations, Megan!!
    so incredibly happy for you and your husband! the photo is adorable and i'm sure you are cherishing every bit of it!
    you will remain in my prayers!!
    have a beautiful weekend <3

  3. I don't know how you do it. Every post makes me cry. LOL It is like your posts tell me all the words I need to hear. Thank you so much!

    I am so happy for you!

    1. Thank you, Maria. Virtual hugs and prayers!