Even as I type, our beautiful Sarah is on her way to see her midwife, past her due date, and experiencing irregular contractions. Perhaps we will meet Naomi Belle today? Tomorrow?
Yesterday I read Psalm 16 and was impressed to pray it over Sarah. Then I sent her an email. She wrote back that it is her favorite Psalm and that she’d actually quoted it in a video testimony that was shown at The Village Church this past Sunday. I just watched the video online and once again was humbled and amazed by God’s intimacy and grace toward one who was in many ways an orphan, but has been joyfully adopted into God’s family and ours.
Sarah is a living picture of grace upon grace — God’s kindness, redemption, and loving purpose.
Psalm 16:6 says, “The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.”
And what a sweet gift is this? Naomi means “pleasant.” And Belle means “beautiful.”
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
And I stand in awe of You.
(To watch Sarah’s testimony, click here.)