Thursday, September 21, 2006
posted by PabloPabla at 12:03 pm

Yesterday, my wife and I learnt that a friend of ours suffered a miscarriage in her 3rd month of pregnancy. This is her 2nd miscarriage. When we heard the news, we were filled with sadness and speechless for a while as we took time to digest and ponder the news. My heart was asking God "Why?".

Indeed, most will ask "Why?".

When both us ended our silence and looked at each other, my wife said "Indeed, life is God's gift and it is truly amazing how He had formed each and every one of us in our mother's womb."

A scientific study on the act of lovemaking leading to conception and the growth of the little tiny cell in the womb till a full term baby leaves one in awe of the process involved. There are numerous literature available on the study of pregnancy leading to birth in books as well as the internet. If you have watched the BBC documentary "The Human Body", you would know what I mean.

The hazards involved from the moment the spermatozoas are ejaculated leading them to swim their way towards the ovum must be seen from the said documentary to appreciate it's journey. Upon conception, the ovum will find its way towards the womb and get itself attached to the wall. I am no scientist and do not profess to be able to describe clearly the details and how the rest of the process takes place. Do watch the documentary if you have the chance.

Considering that each and every one of us have scientifically been proven that we are made up of billions of microscopic parts makes me in awe of this great Creator of ours. Any doctor (yes, doc?) would be able to tell you how special the human body is and how complicatedly it has been created to work. Just a simple act of lifting one's hands or even typing these alphabets on a keyboard involves millions, if not, billions of cells and nerves.

Do we not take ourselves for granted sometimes? And are we not reckless at times with what we do to our bodies to the point that some of us abuse and intoxicate our bodies? If only we take time to appreciate how specially each and every one of us have been created. There are no two persons alike and identical in this world. This is proven through DNA testings. So, if God indeed has created us as what we are - specially made, what are we doing with our lives, our bodies, our purpose?

And going back to the question "Why?"

Frankly, I don't know why. My prayers are with this friend of ours, her husband and family. But I have learnt that God has a purpose for each and everyone's life and He allows us to be in differing circumstances so that we can be more aware of Him and be drawn closer to Him. I have learnt that being humans, we often tend to forget God in our joys and happiness but will remember Him (whether in a positive or negative manner) when we are sad, angry or in suffering. How often does one give thanks to God for one's achievements or gains (increments, bonuses, etc)? On the other hand, how often does one blame God when something does not go as planned?

At the end of it all, God does not owe us anything. For if we take time to consider how fearfully and wonderfully made we are, each day of our life is a gift from Him which we should use wisely. In time to come, He will surely reveal His reasons for whatever that has happened in our lives.



At 12:48 am, Blogger doc

well said.

life is one big mystery to our mortal minds, but when the time comes, all will be revealed to those whose faith is grounded on nothing less than solid rock. what God gives, He also takes. for now, we just accept it as it stands.


At 3:16 pm, Blogger PabloPabla

doc : Well said too, doc!


At 4:13 pm, Blogger Heart of Rachel

Hi! I'm a member of RBJ.

I'm sorry to hear about your friend's loss. I also know some close family and friends who have experienced miscarriages. I realized how hard and painful it must be to them. But you're right, God always has a good reason behind everything. Perhaps, it's not easy to accept it at first but as long as we continue to hold on to our faith, God is there to guide us back towards the right path.

I just hope your friends will still continue on hoping for the best. There is always hope even at times when we feel lost and tired.