As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good. 2 Thessalonians 3:13 ESV
In just the past 10 days, two different men let me know of two different babies who will be given the chance to be born. In both cases, the parents had discovered their unborn babies have significant physical issues.
Please, do what these men did – when someone is struggling, tell them the truth of God’s extraordinary power and grace and mercy, that he will give them strength, that the peace of God does surpass understanding and does guard our hearts in Christ Jesus!
And there will be great sorrow. We all know that. This will, in all likelihood, be the most difficult thing these parents will ever do. Yet, we know what the final outcome is:
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV
The two men who shared these stories are friends of mine, and I am grateful to God beyond words for their desire to serve these families with the truth. I don’t know the fathers of the babies, but I hope someday I’ll have the chance to meet them and thank them for trusting Jesus with their future children, when the world says it is foolish and avoidable.
Now, may God grant us the gift of saving some more.