Holly was pregnant with Morgan I got in the habit of every night before
we went to sleep, placing the cardboard tube from a roll of paper
towels against her belly and talking to Morgan. I said pretty much the
same thing every night..."Hi Morgan, this is your Daddy. I love you and I
can't wait to see you!"
I did this for several months and one night
about the 7 1/2 month mark, we were lying in bed and I did it again as I
always did. I put the tube against Holly's side and said "Hi Morgan
this is your daddy..." and before I got any further, Morgan kicked.
Really kicked. So much that I saw Holly's shirt jump. We laughed and
then we cried. And it dawned on me that my daughter recognized my voice
and knew I loved her before she ever entered this world.
I think we
would do well to remember that God has been doing the same thing for us
since the dawn of time. He says we are "fearfully and wonderfully
made". The Hebew word for "made" translated better to "created". It's
the same word in Genesis that is used to describe God creating Adam, and
it's the same word they would have used to describe an artist creating a
work of art.He tells us He has written our names on the palm of His hand. He loved and desired you before you took your first breath and if you
are listening...He is speaking to your heart, in ways that get only
YOU'RE attention. And He is saying "Hi...I'm your Daddy. I love you. I
can't wait to see you". When we finally get to where we recognize His voice, we can begin to kick in happiness at it's sound.