Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
You may recall a few months ago we sent out an unspoken prayer request on behalf of the ministry without giving any details. At the time, among many other things going on, we went in for an ultrasound and the doctor told us that he wasn't able to see a nose bone. He went on to say that this was a likely indication that the baby had Downs Syndrome and strongly suggested we get some tests done. When Rivka politely told him that we wouldn't need any tests and that even if the baby did have Downs, he is a gift from God and there was no way we would abort him, the doctor was taken aback. He insisted that we would be causing an injustice to allow a baby to be born with a defect such as this. And believe it or not, two other doctors agreed.
This was clearly an attack of the enemy on our little one's life.... and we can only imagine why. His full name is Obadiah Ahmi (Servant of God to My Nation), a name the Lord gave us for this child before we even knew he was a boy. He has a high a calling to serve Israel and his God.
Baby Obi was born on October 15th, a week late, perfectly healthly -- truly a gift from God!
Our God loves to confound the wisdom of this world with His great power. Let's be sure that the decisions we make today are made with the assurance of faith in a God who loves us and wants to do awesome things in our midst!