Baby by Robin Densmore Fuson
Baby Ava wiggled, enjoying her space. She
drew comfort from the sounds surrounding her and the rhythms of activity and
stillness. Every day she experienced changes as she grew stronger.
Her mom’s voice pleased and excited her,
imprinting the memory of the sound into her mind like permanent ink on a
whiteboard. She would recognize that voice forever and loved hearing the echo.
After a time, Ava
found her thumb and derived satisfaction from sucking. The digit fit snugly in
the hollow of the roof of her mouth and she didn’t ever want to take it out.
her limbs delighted her. She slapped her empty fist against her enclosed space.
She brought up her knees for a while and then kicked her tiny foot out against
the wall of protection. Stretching felt so good, she repeated the process many
times in a row and got rewarded by a musical laugh from the familiar momma
Ava learned new
ways to move, roll, wiggle, and stretch. She tried out different fingers in her
mouth. New experiences and sounds helped stimulate her but she rested when her
environment settled down to stillness, and all she heard were the ever-present
After months of
enjoying enough room, it became a bit cramped in her habitat. She experienced
difficulty in getting comfortable and those once amazing full-out stretches
were impossible. Only one limb at a time had room to extend fully.
One day a
completely foreign sensation happened. A tightening of the walls that held her
rippled against her. She shifted to get away from the pressure to only realize
she couldn’t. Her mom’s heartbeat changed rhythms from slow to fast, to slow,
and again to fast. She didn’t understand. The comfort of her world seemed to be
became intense and frequent. When she thought she couldn’t take the pressure,
her world shifted and pushed her down and down. Unable to see where she went,
she felt a bit discombobulated.
sensation—her head got loose from the pressure and the warm moisture she had
existed in, left her. Slowly, her other body parts were released from the warm
luxurious confines she enjoyed, and had only ever knew.
She cried. This increased
her anxiety and frightened her—never having experienced her own voice.
Her tiny body was
lifted and smothered in roughness. She desperately wanted to return to the
warmth and safety of the womb. She opened her eyes. Too bright! Darkness was
all she had ever known. Ava didn’t want to look again.
All of a sudden,
cradled tightly she heard her momma’s voice. She tilted up her head and braved
the world of light to see the source of the sweetest sound she remembered and
experienced—love. Yes, a new experience, love flowed from her momma to her.
away. A different kind of comfort satisfied Ava as she found her mother’s
breast and suckled.
The miracle of a
So sweet and
innocent and often prayed for.
Life—all life is
created by God. God created everything. In the Bible in the book of Genesis, we
see the account of creation. God created heaven and earth, the solar system,
stars, and planets, atmosphere and birds, plants, sea and sea creatures,
crawling things, animals, and people. Read Genesis 1-3.
Life begins at
conception and God forms people in the womb. He is ever present during the
whole process. Job 10:10-12 You guided my
conception and formed me in the womb. You clothed me with skin and flesh, and you
knit my bones and sinews together. You gave me life and showed me your unfailing love.
My life was preserved by your
Job 31:15 For God created both me and my servants. He created
us both in the womb.
You made all the
delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Psalm 139:15 You watched me as I was being formed in
utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
Isaiah 49:1b The Lord called me before my
birth; from within the womb he
called me by name.
God is personal. He calls us by name, even while we are in
And the Lord told her, “The sons in
your womb will become
God knows our future. He created you and even before you were
born, He knew what you looked like, your personality and temperament, and what
your future held. He knows everything about you and loves you.
Luke 1:44 When I heard your greeting, the baby in
my womb jumped for
Those words are spoken by Elizabeth, Mary’s cousin, and her
baby is John. Mary is the mother of Jesus. At this time, Elizabeth is six
months pregnant and her baby leaped for joy in the womb. Only six months along,
not yet to full term.
Some people think that a baby in the womb is only a fetus a
piece of tissue.—something to be discarded. I believe the Bible and the Bible
says that life is sacred and important to God. He cares about each baby from
conception to birth, to adulthood, to death and afterlife, and for all
If He didn’t care, why would He send His son to die for that
baby? For you?
If you’ve trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior, as the only
way to heaven, then do you care about His children, His world, His creation?
The baby which is seconds old from conception has life—Is alive and a human
being. That baby is special in the eyes of the Lord.
Do you believe the Bible and what the Bible says about life
in the womb? If so, make your choice for humanity, for the right to life for
every baby in the womb, or a baby born alive from an attempted abortion. No
time in the pregnancy is it okay with God to terminate or kill that human—that
baby who is precious in God’s eyes.
They can’t fight for themselves. They need you to fight for
them. God wants you to stand up for them. Every life matters to God—born or unborn—regardless
of skin color.
Ava is lucky, her momma wanted her and loved her. This should
be the normal case. The reality is that some cannot keep their babies or
despise them for being created. Some people want desperately to conceive but to
no avail. This is where adoption is a gift. A gift to the recipients and the
birth mom or couple—A way to get out of what is considered impractical to go
through and also a delight to moms and dads who cannot have their own babies.
Life. Please pray for and protect life at any stage. God
loves His creation and expects us to care for all life. This is up to me and
this is up to you. Ask God what He wants you to do with His created baby
growing in the womb.