The Miracle of New Life

It never ceases to amaze me.. the miracle of life. of new birth. I have had 3 children, have copious friends with babies and I’ve seen plenty of newborn lambs as we have friends who are farmers. But today I was privileged to see 3 lambs being born at a local farm. (pics below, beware one rather graphic shot, not for the faint-hearted..).
On a school trip with my youngest we visited the farm of one of the girls in her class (benefits of rural living!), and one lovely ewe was ready to pop as we arrived. With a bit of help from the farmer, triplet lambs were born before our eyes. Within minutes they were up and walking about. (and perhaps more impressive so was the mother!)
What joy! So simple and yet so amazing. That, from tiny seeds grow new life. Those seeds that are present at our birth, just waiting for the right timing. Seeds that between them contain all that is required to form a new life. A new life. A new person (or lamb as the case may be…). How can one not believe in a creator when you think about something like that…?
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Psalm 139:13-14

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