The Blessings of Amnion
November 18th 2016
“God knows what your unborn baby was like in every cell of his or her body. He knows what the child would have looked like at 12 years old or as a young adult. Life does not begin with the first breath or the first heartbeat. It begins in God’s heart and mind before conception. Women have been endowed with the incredible ability and opportunity to give life to eternal souls created in the image of God!”
~ Pat Layton
This powerful excerpt was taken from our Surrendering the Secret, Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion guidebook for post abortion study and healing. As I was reading through the guidebook, I was powerfully struck by this concept in a way that I hadn’t thought of before.
A tremendous blessing for us at Amnion is when a formerly abortion-vulnerable Mom brings her newborn in so that we can meet the baby. When that happens, many times Mom says, “This baby is the best thing that has ever happened to me.” This is the evidence of the fulfillment of God’s purpose for the mother and her baby. The tragedy of abortion is that it interrupts God’s plan for both Mom and Baby and it steals the joy and sense of fulfillment that God has intended even before the first heartbeat occurs.
Every life has potential for unique greatness. Just like 2,000 years ago, a pregnant young woman had no idea what would happen with her unplanned pregnancy: Jesus! The song, “Mary Did You Know” illustrates the Savior for the world that Mary was carrying. Take a moment to listen to this wonderful song.
Just as God knits each of us in our mother’s womb, so He also works all things together for our good and His glory. This message is the heart of what we are able to share with our clients because it helps them to understand that God’s great love for us began before even the tiniest cell in our bodies came to be. This is the greatest blessing of Amnion!
May the joy of the Christmas season be a blessing to you and your family.