6/18/09

One Heartbeat

One heartbeat can change a life.

It happened to me....3 times.

Once was when Sarah was pregnant with our daughter Hanna. We found out Sarah was pregnant on the mission field and had to come home shortly after due to some other family medical stuff. However when stateside we went for the first of 5 ultrasounds. Seeing that beating heart on the monitor changed my life.

All of the sudden I realized I was going to be a father. Would I be a good one? A bad one? Was I up to the challenge? How would I take care of a wife AND a child? How would I afford it on missionary wages? All these thoughts went racing through my mind as I realized this child would change my life!

She has.....for the better. Hanna has been a precious blessing from God and all of my hopes, fears and concerns melted away the first time I held her in my arms.

Now Sarah is pregnant again. Eleven years later I am in a different place spiritually, emotionally, etc. However the same thoughts started racing through my mind. . Would I be a good father? A better one? Was I up to the challenge? How would I take care of a wife AND 2 children? All these thoughts went racing through my mind when Sarah told me she was pregnant again and I realized this child would change my life!

Then we went for an ultrasound and I saw the heartbeat. All my thoughts faded away as my eyes moistened with tears of joy as it hit me that this child as well is a blessing from God and will change my life in a good way.

2,000 years ago another heartbeat came into the world. God poured His heart of love into the world through the heart of His Son! Jesus changed the world through His words, actions and life! He changed the world again when the heartbeat stopped.

On a Cross

For you and me

He rose from the dead and is changing the world even now.

3 comments:

Tracy Wagman said...

Wow! That's awesome!

RDA said...

Thanks Tracy!

4thpoint said...

Very moving. Thank you for writing this.