13 The Lord looks down from heaven;
he sees all the children of man;
14 from where he sits enthroned he looks out
on all the inhabitants of the earth,
15 he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds.
16 The king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
17 The war horse is a false hope for salvation,
and by its great might it cannot rescue.
18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
19 that he may deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you
Today we get to hear our new baby's heartbeat.
God is the Author and Designer of all life.
He creates us and knows us.
Only in Him is our heart glad.
St. Augustine said it this way,
"Our hearts are restless until we find our rest in Thee."
Our hearts can only be made complete by doing that for which they were designed.
We were made to love and follow Jesus.
We fall short of our purpose.
So God made a way for us to be by faith that which we were made to be by design.
Our heart is glad in Jesus.
May our newest family member's heart be softened by grace to receive by faith the Author and Perfector of their little heart which we will hear beat for the first time today.