Wonders of Child Birth

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:13-14 ESV

One week ago our fourth grandchild was born, Aaron Micah, he is our second grandson. As with the birth of our children and other grandchildren I am amazed with the birth process and see God’s hand in it. Now I know that those who hold a naturalist world view will say that it is just a process developed over millions of years unguided by any higher power than natural selection.

But when I think about how one cell with DNA from the mother nad father then starts to divide over and over with cells becoming specialized so that every organ in the body is formed and formed in the right place I am amazed. How that one cell becomes the millions of cells that make up a baby and for the most part rarely goes wrong. I can barely type a complete sentence without an error. Even Richard Dawkins says “Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.” {Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker, 1996, p. 1}

I write this sitting on my deck enjoying the cool weather, all too rare in Texas this time of year. But from my chair I get to observe countless birds and especially love watching hummingbirds as they dart here and there and I can’t help seeing God’s handiwork. It boggles my mind that all I see in this world from the butterfly to baby Aaron is just the result of random mutation and chance. I guess I just don’t have enough faith to believe that.

Have a blessed day,


About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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