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The Joy of New Life

Spring is unfolding wonders all around. The cherry tree has blossomed and promises abundant cherries.

The lilacs and lily of the valley are in bloom.

A robin has built a nest in our garden shed. While my husband and I recovered from covid, the garden shed was an undisturbed place with shelter. The robin built her nest, balancing it among tools.

Now I have a view of the tiny birds she is nurturing.

New life brings joy.

Last night one of our scripture readings was a psalm of David. The words point to God’s view of human life, from conception.

For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well

My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.

Psalm 139: 13-15, 4

As I read through the Bible, I see that God has provided a road map for living well. God gave the people of Israel commandments to live by and despite their sins, offered grace and mercy. God knows everything about human life, knows everything about me. He sent Jesus to live on earth in human form. I am blest by reading God’s word.

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

5 Comments on “The Joy of New Life

  1. Enjoyed your post and the beautiful photos.
    How cool to have been able to see the little birds hatch.
    Hope you and your hubby are all recovered from the Covid.

    1. We found it helpful to have Quercetin, vitamin C, zinc and ivermectin on hand. And we have both been taking vitamin D consistently for several years. After one week our symptoms (headache, sore throat, nasal congestion and fatigue) were gone.

  2. What fun to discover the bird nest, and be able to witness the birth and growth of those babies! Sorry you and your hubby were sick, hope you both are on the mend now.
    #37 this week,

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