“You showed Your mercy before I could perceive it. You came to me with Your Kindness before I could long for it. Your generosity encompassed me before I could offer thanks for it. You not only marvelously formed me in my mother’s womb, but also drew me out from the womb. You have been my hope since I was at my mother’s breast. I was cast on you from birth. From my mother’s womb you have been my God.”— Johann Gerhard, “Thanksgiving for Life and Birth,” Meditations on Divine Mercy
Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, the Lutheran diva over at Get Religion
has been blessed with a baby girl. In their announcement, the Hemingways used this swwweeet Johann Gerhard quote.