My niece, Kaelyn Grace, born on October 3, a long awaited, surprising, miracle-kind-of-day is a gift of pure grace through the undeserved favor of God.
A Caesarean birth had been planned. There was not one specific reason but a lot of little things that made it seem wise to my sister and her doctor. But. Also. My sister had an inner knowing that it was supposed to be. And. At birth, the cord was wrapped tightly around her neck–not once but twice. The doctor said Caesarean would’ve been the only option. And. We saw the reality of a miracle-kind-of-day.
It’s been noticed by others. In fact, the nurses have begun calling her Princess K, which makes sense to me, given the divine touch on her life. I’m awestruck by the perfectness of God’s miraculous plan for Kaelyn and how all the details continue to come out for good. The thing is . . . I know the perfectness of God is always present . . . but I don’t always see it. Miracles often seem scarce in the dailyness of life. Yet. We’ve had a glimpse of the reality of miracles in our little bundle of pure grace. And.
It reminds me of how God has touched all of us, from the moment we began, never leaving our side, forming us with miraculous precision:
We’re told: You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
(Psalm 139:13-15, NLT)
These words underscore that there’s nothing ordinary about God’s miraculous plan for each and everyone.
When we take note of the life given to us rather than the drudgery, difficulties, and darkness of the circumstances we face, when we realize our very existence has come from the divine touch of God, when we realize each day is the miracle-kind, we come to understand the gift of it all to be pure grace through the undeserved favor of God.
Celebrate today–a miracle-kind-of-day . . one of pure grace and undeserved favor.
Learning to Kickstart the day as a miracle-kind-of-day . . . one of pure grace and undeserved favor,
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)