In an intriguing STORY, a woman in Ohio believes she saw Jesus in her recent ultrasound. The image is unusual, but what is more telling are the comments of the woman. She says, “People say maybe my baby is gonna be blessed and maybe it is a good sign. I don’t know, I’ve done wrong in my life, maybe he’s forgiven me early.”
13 For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. – Psalm 139:13-14
19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. – Romans 1:19-20
In a very real sense, having a baby is always a “good” sign, in that it is another clear indication of the work of our almighty, creator God. It is in this general revelation of God’s creative work that can point us to His special revelation in scripture…
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. – Colossians 1:15-20
So, remember this… in a very real sense you do see Jesus in the womb! May we treasure His creation because of the cross. May we be careful to guard against “signs” and realize that the Word of God has revealed to us ALL that we would ever need to know about Christ and the real blessing, which is only known through the ransoming of sinners on the cross by our blessed Christ, for the glory of God.