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Our first two children were born quickly and painlessly, and...
Our first two children were born quickly and painlessly, and these were periods of spiritual growth and happiness. When we were expecting our third child, we prayed to know that God's creation is complete and that God, not man, is the one creator. We felt great love for the child.
In order to comply with the law relating to childbirth, I visited a doctor. After an examination the doctor explained that the baby, and perhaps I myself, probably would not survive a natural delivery, because the placenta had attached in the wrong place and was completely blocking the baby's exit. He called the difficulty full placenta previa. I was told the birth would have to be by Caesarean section.
As I drove home I prayed and thought of instances described in the Bible when obstacles had been removed. For example: the times when the stone was moved from in front of Jesus' tomb, when Peter was freed from his prison chains, and when the earthquake freed Paul from prison. I also remembered the following verse from Isaiah (66:9): "Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God."
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