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.
Soon, stretching 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 voice.
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 steady noises.
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 shifting.
The squeezing 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.
A new 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.
Cold, she shivered.
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.
Fright melted away. A different kind of comfort satisfied Ava as she found her mother’s breast and suckled.
The miracle of a baby.
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 care.
Job 31:15 For God created both me and my servants. He created us both in the womb.
Psalm 139:13 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 the womb.
Genesis 25:23 And the Lord told her, “The sons in your womb will become two nations.”
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 joy.
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 eternity.
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.