We also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. (Rom. 5:11)
“YOUR DAUGHTER IS GOING TO have a baby.” On two occasions I had heard those words loud and clear from the Lord, as if He were in the room with me. The joy I felt at those moments was indescribable. The mom in me wanted to believe it was the Lord speaking, and my spirit confirmed it. I was too scared to share the news right away and waited for many months to tell my family. It was six more months before my daughter and son-in-law called me with the news that they were going to have a baby.
The day had finally arrived, December 20, 2011. At seven minutes after midnight, Margaret Elizabeth Winser was born. For four years I had waited, prayed, hoped, and believed God was going to perform a miracle. At last, I was able to see the miracle for which I had trusted God so long.
I can compare the joy I felt about the baby to the joy I felt the day of my salvation. I did not grow up in the church and knew nothing about Christ and salvation, but I responded to an altar call on August 7, 1982. What a glorious day that was! The burden of guilt and sin fell off my shoulders, and joy flooded my soul. I was free!
Each time you see a small child today, thank God for your new life.
Yolanda Moore is a retired school teacher, a women’s group leader, Bible teacher, and former state co-coordinator for the Christian Motorcyclists Association.
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