Good morning friends!
What a crazy week I had! On Wednesday, Sarah and I started the day at the midwife center in the Strip District for our first baby appointment. We had waited 12 long weeks to hear the heart beats of this little one, after a heartbreaking miscarriage last year we were desperate for good news. I had never been happier in my life than when the nurse put the magic wand on Sarah's tummy and we heard the heartbeat of our child. Apparently according to Sarah it was the biggest smile I had ever had on my face.
That is until Friday when we were getting the above sonogram. While they really didn't want to pose for a decent picture, that is indeed twins.
Two of them.
For a while, I think I was just in shock. How awesome is this? Two little ones, one of whom just loves doing backflips and summersaults in his/her happy little home? Sign me up! There are of course some practical concerns and worries, but man. Twins.
I've been trying to make sense of this theologically the last few days. Truthfully there are a lot of avenues of theology you can go down in this situation, not all of them healthy. Even in the good times, we have a tendency to paint a picture of God that may or may not be reflective of who He is and what He's up to in our lives. The image that has stuck is simple for me though, that God has given me a gift that I can't comprehend. When I am alone, when the thought crosses my head, I admit to more than a few shed tears at the sheer beauty of this gift.
But this gift, like so many that have come from God before, has caused me to ask what the other gifts in my life are that I haven't been paying as close attention to as I could have. Twins are huge (well actually Sarah tells me today they're just the size of plums, but still...) but God has given me so many gifts. The weather we've had lately, the air that fills my lungs, the friends I get to work with, the ability I have to work and make money for my family. All of these are incredible gifts from God, and sadly all of these are for some reason easy to forget.
So today I'm focused on how God has blessed me. How is He at work in your life?