Last year, in August 2015, we found out my wife Berinda was pregnant. However, the gynaecologist shared that the fetal development after eight weeks did not look good and was unusually slow. There was a 4mm cell with no heartbeat. Berinda also experienced bleeding throughout the pregnancy. During our visit to the gynaecologist on 30 August 2015, we were told that Berinda had a miscarriage.
We were devastated by the news, but our leaders in church ministered to us, prayed with us for God’s restoration and reminded us to have a good opinion of Him.
In September 2015, Pastor Prince prayed at the end of a service saying, “This time next year, you’ll be holding your miracle baby.” Berinda and I just held each other’s hands and said “Amen”. Our friends who knew about the miscarriage also texted us excitedly to stand in faith with us.
On 18 December 2015, Berinda found out she was pregnant. And on 6 February 2016, at our visit to the gynaecologist, we found out we were expecting twins! We knew in our hearts that it was God who had restored to us! Last year, the theme for our church was The Year of His Restoration. We were stunned and in awe by the double restoration even before the year ended!
We also want to share the style in which God give His good gifts. Berinda’s desire was to have natural childbirth for the twins. She started to lay hold of God’s Word and all His promises concerning childbirth. Her favourite verses were “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree’)” (Galatians 3:13) and “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
Our gynaecologist highly recommended a C-section because in many cases, even after the first twin is born via natural birth, the other twin might not be in the correct position and there would be a need to undergo an emergency C-section. Berinda and I discussed the matter, and for the safety of the twins, decided to fix a date for the C-section.
In June 2016, Pastor K E Mathews came up to congratulate us and he encouraged us to believe God for natural birth if that was our heart’s desire. This ignited Berinda’s faith to believe again.
On 23 July 2016, one month before the due date, Berinda’s water bag burst. Yet, her heart was at rest, and she even took time to shower and put on make-up before we went to the hospital. At the hospital, she delivered both babies quickly and naturally in less than an hour. It was a supernatural childbirth. The doctors were stunned by the speed of the delivery, and the fact that both twins were in the correct position.
God knew we were concerned about finances for the hospital bill, but our final cash outlay after government subsidies and Medisave deduction came up to over $300 when we were expecting to pay a four-figure sum!
From the restoration of babies, to the safe and natural delivery of the children, to the finances for the hospital bill, God truly did it all for us! Thank You Jesus for these amazing blessings.