“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20
“There’s no heartbeat, is there?” First words out of my mouth as I saw the ultrasound on the screen.
“Now calm down,” the tech responded, “…I see a heartbeat!”
“And the yolk sac?! Is it smaller!?” I asked anxiously after noticing the circular sac looking smaller than last week.
“It’s perfect,” she said with a smile on her face.
WHAT?! Wow. JOY. Relief. Praise. Tears.
Even though my insecurities rose to the surface initially, I really did think we would see a heartbeat. What I didn’t expect to see was a normal sized yolk sac. I, of little faith, had honestly gone through every scenario except the one that actually happened.
In early pregnancy, the yolk sac is responsible for providing nourishment to the growing fetus. At my ultrasound last week, the yolk sac was enlarged which isn’t always a good sign. This was the red flag that gave us a 50% chance with this baby. We’ve experienced this before and it didn’t end well; I will share more about that one day.
I truly believe the Lord performed an amazing miracle and we are overjoyed! I thank each one of you for your prayers. I don’t know what next weeks ultrasound will show but I do know that God in His awesome grace and love gave us tangible hope by lifting this “red flag”.
I couldn’t quit thinking of Ephesians 3:20 after seeing the beautiful sight I saw. The Lord went above and beyond my human thoughts and did what He is best at, miracles. I think sometimes we forget He still does this. Everyday. He is able, we just doubt. He is willing, we just don’t ask. He is able to do more than we can think or imagine, in any situation. Let’s start asking Him to do something bigger and better with our prayers than our minds can grasp.
Now to Him. Be the glory forever and ever.
Just because God can doesn’t mean He will. But just because He hasn’t doesn’t mean He won’t. The bottom line is that He is able. ~Pricilla Shirer (God is Able)