Gift from God

Ruth 4:13 “So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. Then he went to her, and the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.”

I have two wonderful, beautiful, mischievous, rambunctious children. They fill my heart with joy in a way I never could have imagined before I had them. In my eyes, they are two of the most brilliant, glorious creatures God has ever placed on this earth. And that is how I’m supposed to feel. I am their mother.

But what many of you don’t know is that one of my children is adopted. Mark and I struggled for more than a decade with the issue of infertility. The desire for a child is one of the most passionate, most innate, most overwhelming desires I have ever experienced. The inability to conceive left me feeling inadequate, desperate, broken. When, at fourteen weeks gestation, I experienced a miscarriage, I felt totally abandoned and rejected by God. I felt as if He had played a dirty trick on me – letting me hope, and then taking that hope away. It was one of the most difficult things I have experienced.

But now, as I look at my two wonderful children, I know that God was not playing a trick on me. Rather, he was shaping me and preparing me for these two special rays of light. He was also preparing me to be able to speak to you, today, on this very important topic.

Friends, I don’t often wade into political waters, and I don’t mean to now. But this issue is so very important, and I know that our society is being fed lies. I want to go on the record, and set the record straight.

Conception is from God.

And life begins at conception.

And it is a gift. It is a gift. It is a glorious, beautiful gift.

Now, the gift of a complete family, of a mom and a dad and a stable home – these are gifts that parents can give to their children, either by providing it themselves or by giving up their children for adoption so that another family can provide it. And that, in itself, is something every child deserves.

But I don’t care if you are 35 and married and have been begging God for a child, or if you are 15 and unmarried and crossed a boundary that shouldn’t have been crossed. It doesn’t matter.

Life begins at conception. And life is a gift from the Almighty God.

It is the most precious gift He gives.

Please treat it with the respect and honor that such a gift deserves.

If you have been lied to, my friend, and have been told that the “fetus” isn’t really a human life, I am so sorry. If you have believed the lie, and have chosen to abort that life, there is hope. God loves You, and He longs to bring you forgiveness and healing. He knows you were lied to.

But please, please don’t believe the lie any longer.

Life is a gift from the Almighty God.

And life begins at conception.

Dear Father, Thank You for the gift of life. Please help me to honor and appreciate that gift.


Thank you, dear reader, for hearing my heart on this topic.


8 Responses to Gift from God

  1. January 30, 2008 #

    Beautiful day. Beautiful years. Beautiful gift from God! Beautiful girl.
    Beautiful post and beautiful truth. Keep it up. Love.

  2. January 30, 2008 #

    Thanks, Mom! 😉

    For those of you who don’t know, today is my mother’s birthday.
    And today is my birthday.

    Today, we shared a glorious day of coffee and shopping.

  3. January 30, 2008 #


    And happy birthday to you and your mom.

  4. January 30, 2008 #

    Thanks, Lillie! 🙂

  5. January 31, 2008 #

    Well, happy birthday to both of you gals!
    Thanks so much for this post, Renae – I know it will minister and speak to many.
    My abortion is truly one of the greatest, if not the greatest, regrets of my life.
    It wreaked years of havoc on my body, soul, spirit, and eventually destroyed my marriage.
    For anyone out there considering it, I can unequivocably say: Any sense of false choice that it seems to offer IS NOT WORTH IT AND IS A LIE FROM THE ENEMY!

  6. January 31, 2008 #

    Thank you, Judi, for sharing your experience.

  7. February 3, 2008 #

    Your words renew my faith.

  8. April 19, 2008 #

    Thanks for stopping by, Lance.

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