In the realm of faith, we are called to trust in God's plan, even when faced with unimaginable challenges.
One such challenge is receiving a life-limiting pregnancy diagnosis. As Christians, we believe that every life is precious and that God has a purpose for each individual, regardless of the circumstances. In this blog, we will explore the profound act of choosing life when given a life-limiting pregnancy diagnosis from a Christian perspective, focusing on the hope, faith, and love that can be found in embracing this new life.
God's Sovereignty and the Sanctity of Life:
As Christians, we firmly believe that God is the author and sustainer of life. Each person is fearfully and wonderfully made in His image, and every life, no matter how brief, has inherent value and purpose in God's eyes.
When faced with a life-limiting pregnancy diagnosis, we can lean on the assurance that God has a plan for both the child and the parents. By choosing life, we acknowledge the sanctity of life and demonstrate our trust in God's sovereignty.
The Gift of Time and Purpose:
Choosing life in the midst of a life-limiting diagnosis grants us the precious gift of time. Every moment becomes an opportunity to nurture, love, and cherish the child entrusted to us. Though the duration of the pregnancy may be limited, it is during this time that we can create a lifetime of memories, offer unconditional love, and find purpose in caring for our child. Every interaction becomes an expression of God's love, offering comfort, joy, and peace to both the child and the parents.
The Power of Faith and Prayer:
When faced with a life-limiting pregnancy diagnosis, turning to our faith becomes essential. Through prayer, we can find solace, seek guidance, and draw strength from our relationship with God.
In prayer, we can pour out our fears, doubts, and anxieties, trusting that God hears our cries and will provide comfort and peace beyond our understanding. Our faith enables us to surrender to God's will and seek His guidance throughout the journey, knowing that He is with us every step of the way.
Redefining Miracles and Blessings:
In the face of a life-limiting diagnosis, we are often compelled to redefine what we consider to be miracles and blessings. Though healing may not come in the form we desire, the opportunity to experience love, joy, and connection with our child becomes a profound blessing. Every milestone, every smile, and every moment shared becomes a testament to God's grace and the beauty found in embracing His plan.
Support and Compassion within the Community:
Within the community, we have the opportunity to offer support, compassion, and love to those facing life-limiting pregnancy diagnoses. By extending our hands, hearts, and prayers, we can provide a safe space for parents to share their fears, doubts, and hopes. We can offer practical support, such as organizing meals, offering childcare, or simply lending a listening ear. Through our collective acts of love and compassion, we reflect Christ's love and provide strength to those in need.
Choosing life in the face of a life-limiting pregnancy diagnosis is a profound act of faith, hope, and love.
As Christians, we trust in God's plan, recognizing the sanctity of every life and the purpose He has for each individual. Though the journey may be filled with challenges, it also offers an opportunity to experience God's grace, to redefine miracles and blessings, and to find support and compassion within the Christian community. In choosing life, we affirm our belief in the power of God's love and His divine plan.
Mother of Wilde has partnerships with many organizations that assist in providing resources to families that are given a life-limiting diagnosis during pregnancy.
Abel Speaks exists to walk with parents who have chosen to carry a child with a life-limiting diagnosis. Abel Speaks is based out of Dallas, Texas and founded by Daniel and Kelly Crawford to honor their son, Abel Paul.
Labor of Hope is a faith-based non-profit organization that exists to value and celebrate every life. They accomplish this by supporting and equipping families who have received a critical or life-limiting diagnosis during pregnancy.
This article is written by Mother of Wilde founder, Moria Rooney. Moria is a wife and mother of three. She has a passion for ministering to others and sharing the love of Christ. After her son was stillborn, she felt a calling to serve other bereaved parents with the hope of Christ. Mother of Wilde creates birth and memorial prints to those that have experienced pregnancy loss and child loss.