William Howell

Transparent | Innovative | Relational

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
    and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Psalms 139:13

It was a cold March morning when we had Olivia in Belleville, Illinois.  The grandparents had come and gone and it was a quiet evening for us as we sat in the hospital room.  I enjoyed watching Sara cuddling Olivia before we would lay her down.  Olivia would be snuggled into Sara like they have been life long buddies. I often wonder if before we were born, if God held us to His chest and embraced us.  I wonder that because so often when a baby is born, the only thing to get them to be calm or quiet is to lay them on your chest and cuddle them up close to you.  In Psalms 139:19, the psalmist David wrote “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” I marvel at the love of God for His creation.  In awe, I sit here and think of how we are comforted by God and His embrace.  The trust and love we have just through the simple embrace of the Father.  In Psalms 22:9, we read “Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother’s breast.”  There’s a time that after you and I leave the womb that we loose trust in the Father that knew us and knit us.  I am eager to get back to where I completely trust in Him who knit me together in my mother’s womb.  To embrace Him once again.  To understand that when He carefully put me together, He had every ounce of me put together to serve Him.

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