Our daughter was born 12 weeks premature on March 21st 2020 with both mother and baby going through a stressful and challenging pregnancy. We've shared about that experience in a previous video message, but wanted to put on record our thanks to God for his amazing caring provision and mercy shown towards our family over the past 15 months. We have been blessed in so many ways by his love for the life and breath that he gives our daughter. She continues to delight us and even though there are challenges, there are also incredible times of joy and blessing. We have witnessed God's hand at work in all of this and are so grateful to him for all his love and care. We'd also like to say thank you to everyone who prays for us (and especially for our daughter). We believe that God hears and answers these prayers and we're greatly encouraged by them.
We'd encourage anyone who is going through difficult times (including pregnancy) to keep praying and to trust that God has our times in his hands. We'll finish off with two things:
1. Is the song our daughter loves to shout along to (she always says 'Amen' as soon as she hears the opening chords) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEUVt_8ADBc. This is our prayer for you!
2. Are these words from an old Irish paraphrase of Psalm 34...
"Through all the changing scenes of life,
In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still
My heart and tongue employ."
Andrew & Rebecca Craig
Re:Hope West End