Let this special phase of pregnancy help you to grow spiritually!
This is the second in a series on spiritual lessons a woman can discover in each trimester of her pregnancy. You can find read the first one here.
Like every trimester of pregnancy, the second trimester abounds with opportunities to discover some essential spiritual lessons that will help you grow closer to your baby and to God. Take a look at these 6 wonderful spiritual moments to savor in your second trimester that you won’t find in most parenting books.
1Joy as you feel the the baby's first kicks...
What a feeling! The first time it comes, even if it’s not your first pregnancy, it’s an experience of wonder and awe. Your baby has touched you, reminding you he or she is there. What a joy! And joy is a fruit of the spirit to treasure. C.S. Lewis writes of being “surprised by joy,” and says that authentic experiences of joy often take us by surprise. Who can imagine a greater surprise of joy than that first kick? Delight in this miracle.
2Surrender to the will of God when it comes to your child's gender...
This is the trimester that most people can discover their baby’s sex. If you choose to do that, remember it’s all in God’s will. My grandmother, who had six kids, always said, “it doesn’t matter if you have all girls or all boys or only one child … what matters is that you realize that God will always give you the child you’re meant to have.” So whatever you or your family might have secretly been hoping for, girl or a boy, surrender completely and joyfully to the will of God, knowing that God always gives you the child that you’re meant to have.