40 years ago the first IVF baby was born. Since then thousands of babies have been born via this process at a huge cost.
The decision to undergo the IVF process is very often the last resort after other means of conception has been tested without success.
It is the last choice for couples because undergoing the procedure comes at a huge cost. And very few couples succeed at the very first try. We certainly didn’t. It took 3 attempts before we fell pregnant.
What price would you pay to have a child? So many couples have remortgage their properties, incur huge debt and lost their health in their quest to have their precious baby.
As I ponder over the Christmas story it struck me that God gave Christ to us at Christmas to redeem the world.
Redeeming mankind came at a huge cost to him. He gave up something precious to gain many sons and daughters.
If you are struggling and trying to come to terms with the cost you have to put to get your a child, be conformed in the knowledge that your Heavenly Father took a very painful decision to give up His Son for the redemption of mankind.
You may have paid a great price in your quest for a baby. Subjecting your body to endless probe and test, enduring the pain of lost pregnancies and stillbirth,
and determined to try again.
Your Heavenly Father walked where you walked, he suffered lost for a greater joy.
At Christmas while Earth welcomed a baby, heaven moaned a lost.
My prayer and hope for you this 4th day of Advent is that you too will have the outcome you so desire. That your pain will not be in vain and the price you have had to pay will be worth it in the end.
Because, He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them. Luke 1:68.
Your Partner in Hope.