There are no unwanted children in God’s
times have we heard disbelief and dismay
of relatives and friends when it is
discovered that a new life is on the
way? And worse still, how many people
have (hopefully only for a moment),
thought or worse still, actually voiced
that they may very well terminate it?
It’s a fact that quite a large
percentage of babies weren’t actually
planned, but that is only in our
thinking. There are no accidents or
unwanted children in God’s sight.
Do you know
that God blesses us with conception and
withholds conception as a punishment?
Gen 49:25 [Even] by the God
of thy father, who shall help thee; and
by the Almighty, who shall bless thee
with blessings of heaven above,
blessings of the deep that lieth under,
blessings of the breasts, and of the
is not to say that women trying to
conceive are being punished, of course.
But in scripture, God encourages us to
be fruitful vines and says we will be
saved in childbearing.
Exd 1:7 And the children of
Israel were fruitful, and increased
abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed
exceeding mighty; and the land was
filled with them.
Lev 26:9 For I will have
respect unto you, and make you fruitful,
and multiply you, and establish my
covenant with you
Psa 128:3 Thy wife [shall be]
as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine
house: thy children like olive plants
round about thy table.
1Ti 2:15 Notwithstanding she
shall be saved in childbearing, if they
continue in faith and charity and
holiness with sobriety.
when the house of Abimelech had Sarah,
Abraham’s wife in his harem posing as
Abraham’s sister, God closed all the
wombs in the palace. That was how
Abimelech knew something was amiss in
his house! Why? Because the blessing of
conception was withheld!
Gen 20:2 And Abraham said of
Sarah his wife, She [is] my sister: and
Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took
Gen 20:3 But God came to
Abimelech in a dream by night, and said
to him, Behold, thou [art but] a dead
man, for the woman which thou hast
taken; for she [is] a man's wife.
Gen 20:4 But Abimelech had
not come near her: and he said, Lord,
wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?
Gen 20:8 Therefore Abimelech
rose early in the morning, and called
all his servants, and told all these
things in their ears: and the men were
Gen 20:9 Then Abimelech
called Abraham, and said unto him, What
hast thou done unto us? and what have I
offended thee, that thou hast brought on
me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou
hast done deeds unto me that ought not
to be done.
Gen 20:10 And Abimelech said
unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that
thou hast done this thing?
Gen 20:14 And Abimelech took
sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and
womenservants, and gave [them] unto
Abraham, and restored him Sarah his
Gen 20:15 And Abimelech said,
Behold, my land [is] before thee: dwell
where it pleaseth thee.
Gen 20:17 So Abraham prayed
unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and
his wife, and his maidservants; and they
Gen 20:18 For the LORD had
fast closed up all the wombs of the
house of Abimelech, because of Sarah
formed us in the secret place and knits
our bodies together.
Isa 44:2 Thus saith the LORD
that made thee, and formed thee from the
womb, [which] will help thee; Fear not,
O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun,
whom I have chosen.
Isa 44:24 Thus saith the
LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed
thee from the womb, I [am] the LORD that
maketh all [things]; that stretcheth
forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth
abroad the earth by myself;
saw our form before we had one- He knows
us before we are born!
Gen 25:23 And the LORD said
unto her, Two nations [are] in thy womb,
and two manner of people shall be
separated from thy bowels; and [the one]
people shall be stronger than [the
other] people; and the elder shall serve
Gen 25:24 And when her days
to be delivered were fulfilled, behold,
[there were] twins in her womb.
Jer 1:5 Before I formed thee
in the belly I knew thee; and before
thou camest forth out of the womb I
sanctified thee, [and] I ordained thee a
prophet unto the nations.
are all unique- even identical twins are
not identical in every sense. Each
person conceived is special in the
LORD’S sight! How it must grieve Him
when we express shock and dismay at His
wonderful gift of conception!
woman will understand that she is being
blessed when she discovers a new life is
coming- she will welcome children as a
gift from the LORD.
Psa 127:3 Lo, children [are]
an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit
of the womb [is his] reward.
And again we see a blessing!
Gen 29:31 And when the LORD
saw that Leah [was] hated, he opened her
womb: but Rachel [was] barren.
the ungodly often will react quite
differently, spurning the blessing and
often taking means to reject it! My
heart grieves for those blessings
disposed of heartlessly when many a
woman desperate for a child would be
more than willing to bring it up.
God has a
purpose and plan for our lives- even
known before we are born. To reject the
great gift of conception is to reject
one of the greatest gifts and blessings
that God can bestow on us. For although
a child may not fit in with our plans,
God can undertake to provide both
materially and emotionally for that
child. There are absolutely no
accidents, no mistakes in timing, no
inconveniences in God’s plan!
I have seen
women who vowed to reject the gift of
conception by terminating it, bond so
intensely with the child when it is in
their arms, that they give
praise to God for the “inconvenience”
and bless Him for their child. I
also have known countless couples reject
their gift of conception by submitting
to sterilization- only to regret it at a
later date. Often a reversal does not
repair that which was “fixed” when it
was not broken. They pay a high price
often, for trying to play a role of
life-giver or rejecter- a role that is
precious indeed is the gift of a child,
and indeed the gift of conception. May
we never take this gift lightly, or
reject it or be dismayed! God’s plans
and thoughts are so much higher than
Jer 29:11 For I know the
thoughts that I think toward you, saith
the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of
evil, to give you an expected end.
For God, there are no unwanted children.
If only all people would understand
Robyn Hicks 2005