This morning God used this sunrise to calm my heart and remind me that He is bigger and more powerful than anything in my life. He knew about this day and how it would go before it even came to be. (Psalm 139) It was amazing the peace that filled our hearts today as we waited for our ultrasound appointment. I love how God's Word will do that. 3:45 p.m. seemed like it would never come!
I look at this often, and I looked at it again today. It was given to me by a very special friend who never gave up on praying for our child, even when I felt like it. She prayed for this child for 3 years with us. Inside the case is a mustard seed, reminding me to have faith as Jesus said in Matthew 17:20. God is certainly teaching and leading us into learning to exercise our faith in Him daily. I keep verses from Psalms with me (printed out on a few sheets of paper) to read when I feel those feelings of fear about the future come up. My dad taught me to do this years ago at another time in which I had to cling to the Lord. I do not know how I would cease to panic without this.
We prayed together before we went in, but it was a hopeful, expectant prayer. The doctor found that everything was not just good, but great even beyond what we could expect! We saw the flicker of the heartbeat, even though it is still early. We are so grateful for God's goodness to us today. And we are so thankful for friends and family who are active in this journey with us through continued prayer! We go back in a week for another look at Baby. :)