“Her husband went in unto her, and the LORD gave her conception…” (Ruth 4:13)
There is a beautiful truth found in this verse. The Lord enabled Ruth to conceive.
The magnificent, mysterious, humbling truth is…despite the science (which the Lord created and saw good.) and a+b=c formula that confirms conception as natural and understandable and “just the way things happen” when a man and a woman are together, God *gave* me conception. He *enabled* it to happen. With one lifting of His divine finger, with one breath of His almighty decree He allowed a little soul to be created that He deemed necessary in His eternal plan…just as simply and perfectly as if He had seen fit *not* to give conception. It was a staggering thought to be reminded that every life: every unwanted pregnancy, lost pregnancy, preterm pregnancy, full term pregnancy — you name it! Every. one. came about because God enabled it. Human life is no mistake. It is not merely an inevitable end result of a man and a woman being together….it is a purposeful decision in the mind of the Creator of the universe.
So often we lose the wonder and beauty of how perfect are the ways of our sovereign Lord. We get lost in the “normalcy” of it all. The hum drum, mundane that is the way it always is and always will be part of life…but the glorious reality is…nothing the LORD does is mundane. For everything there is a reason. Shall we seek for his glory in the seemingly mundane moments of our lives?
Let us ponder the true wonder, miracle, and precious gift each child is. The Lord saw fit to give me this child to me. He has enabled, he is sustaining, he has given.
“Before I formed you in your mother’s womb I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
A huge thank you to Allix Ruby for sharing this in the first place and allowing me to mix my thoughts with hers to share with you all.