|"But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which he loved us" Ephesians 2:4 NKJV|
Did you know that next Wednesday is Valentine's Day? It is also my sister's Birthday. She was born 7 years after I was, so my brother and I felt we received the best Valentine's gift ever on that day. I'm sure my parents felt she was their best gift as well.
As a seven year old girl, I could not have imagined a better gift than a real live baby sister. Not a baby who came to visit, but one that would stay! I thought that life could not get any better. But then I saw her! She moved and stretched, and made special little baby sounds. This was astounding!
I told my friend Debbie about my baby, because she had a baby sister too. Her sister was two weeks older than my baby, and had been born on Debbie's birthday. I thought that was a miracle.
So much excitement in a little girl's life. I'm sure this was God's plan for my family. The timing, the girl part, it tied all together for me. I felt special, and blessed before I ever heard the word blessed. God is merciful and true.