I'm now in my 26th week of pregnancy, and for about 5 weeks, I have felt my little man kicking non-stop. Yes, the 21 week mark was a huge corner-turn for me...nausea settled down and the kicks ramped up. I never realized how incredible it would be to feel him moving all day and all night! At first I would giggle all the time. It felt like heart flutters had fallen into my belly. Now it's such a routine part of my day, it's almost a subconscious feeling to me. I think it's my favorite part of carrying this child in my womb- the kicks (and punches and somersaults) are just magical.
Week 24 Ultrasound
As our little guy kicks his mama in the belly all day long, I wonder some days where those precious feet will go, what they will do. Will they kick a soccer ball from the time he begins to walk? (Chances are high with his Daddy and uncles and cousins all a little soccer crazy- it's definitely in the family genes- both sides!) Will they hike mountains? Will they travel the world? Will they walk the straight and narrow road leading to life- that I do pray! Psalm 119:105 says, "Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path." Jamie and I continually ask the Lord to put in our little man a hunger for God's word and truth as he grows up down the road- that he will mature into a man of God, following His Word and way.
Last night at church, we were reading through Romans 10. Verse 15 quotes from the prophet Isaiah, chapter 52 verse 7:
"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'"
This spoke to me in a unique and distinct way- lying in bed last night, it hit me- I long for my son to not only be a man of God's Word and to allow that Word to illuminate every path he walks down in life, but to also carry the good news of salvation to other lives. I want those little feet to be blessed- that every road he travels, he will carry the peace and gospel of Jesus Christ.
So this is my prayer for those little feet today. Sure, it would be great for him to score goals in soccer like his Daddy or hike really adventurous mountains like his uncles...but my greatest desire and prayer for my little man is that his feet would walk the road that is lit by the light of God's Word, and that he would take with him wherever he goes the glory of the gospel to share!