Psalm 139:13-18 NASB
For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You,
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the
depths of the earth;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.
How precious also are Your
thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would
outnumber the sand
When I awake, I am still with You.
We recently put Birthing Kits together to take to
Zambia for Medical Missions.
Some Americans said, “why don’t we put this and that in,
why don’t we do this or that?”
They do not understand the poverty that
the majority of Zambians live in,
$2.00 a day or less is what 80% of them live on.
Some do not even have that $2.00.
For most Americans it is impossible to understand the
extreme poverty that a large percent
of the people in the world live in.
They just do not have a knowledge base to understand.
The old saying, “seeing is believing” is so true.
The first time I went to Zambia I was so overwhelmed by the extreme, widespread poverty. When I came home,
I could hardly bare to spend money on clothes or shoes.
I definitely had more than the clothes on my back
and many pairs of shoes in my closet.
I was not walking around barefooted.
I still have a lot of trouble with that.
My closet has a lot less clothes than it used to.
There are not near as many shoes as before.
I have more than I need.
Seeing truly is believing. It has change my perspective.
And I thank God.
Many Americans do not understand laying down
on the cold dirty ground to deliver a baby.
They can not comprehend why we need to send
a few simple items in Birthing Kits.
What good can a piece of plastic, a scalpel, two pieces of string, two pairs of rubber gloves, two anti-bacterial wipes, four gauze, soap, a baby blanket, and a tiny baby cap do?
What good can those items possible do?
The plastic can provide a clean place for
the mother to lay on to birth her baby.
The clean string can be used instead of dirty
elephant grass or dirty rag to tie the cord.
The clean sterile scalpel can be used to cut the cord.
The wipes can clean the birthing site as well as hands.
The sterile gauze can clean the baby’s mouth, eyes, ears, etc.
The gauze can help stop some of the bleeding of the mother.
The rubber gloves can keep germs off the baby and out of the mother.
Think about what happens when they do not have these things.
Dirty hands, dirty birthing site, dirty hands wiping the eyes, mouth, nose of the baby.
Dirty hands handling the cord and using elephant grass to cut the cord. On and on.
Thank you Father that I was born in America.
But most of all Father, Thank you that you have allowed me to travel to Zambia four times to have my perspectives changed.
Thank you Father that you formed my inward parts;
Thank you that You gave me the Mother you did.
Thank you that I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Thank you Father for writing the days of my life in Your book.
O, God how can I comprehend the depth of Your thoughts of me?
Thank you Father that You are still with me when I awake.
Father God, thank You for giving me another year to live and serve You.
In Jesus Christ Most Holy and High Name I Pray.
Why take the time to gather supplies and make the Birthing Kits? Maybe, just maybe we will get to be apart of some ones precious birth. God has already known the unformed substance of these children and He knows the number of their days.
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