We had always wanted a child from the first year of our marriage back in 2011. However, despite our best efforts, we never managed to conceive. It was not until our second year of marriage that we started consulting doctors to understand the complexity of the issues that both my wife and I were facing.
In December 2013, I came across a series of sermons on Bible meditation preached by Pastor Joseph Prince. In the sermons, Pastor Prince touched on the necessity of meditating on Bible verses and how this lets the Word take root and produce fruit in us. I started to chew on Bible verses to draw nourishment, in the expectation that the Word would bear fruit in me.
Expecting to see God’s healing and restoration in the area of having children, I meditated on Psalm 1:3 day and night, as I drove to and from work, while I worked, and during lunch. I kept munching on these words and started to realize that it was never about my efforts to bear children. Children are a gift from our Abba Father.
From then on, the responsibility of conceiving was no longer on me or my efforts, but on His grace. I knew that I would bear fruit and prosper in whatever I did, just like the verse promised. The Word indeed became life in me.
In February 2014, while I was in a conversation with Father God, He gave me a vision. I saw that I would have my hands full by the month of November and I had full conviction that this had everything to do with us conceiving a baby.
In March 2014, our doctors confirmed that my wife had conceived and this brought great joy to us. And as the pregnancy progressed, it was revealed to us that my wife was carrying triplets! Our father is truly a fantastic God! When I was young, I had dreamed about how nice it would be to have twins, and now, even that wish has been exceeded.
The pregnancy itself was a miracle.
I was initially warned that having triplets would be dangerous for both my wife and our babies. But we refused to be discouraged because I knew that children were a gift from God, and I submitted completely to His grace. In the end, my wife carried our babies to full-term and delivered three healthy children weighing 1.8kg, 1.9kg, and 2kg.
All praise and glory to God. My sincere thanks to Joseph Prince. His ministry continues to be pivotal in our lives!
Justin | Bahrain