Friday, August 15, 2014
Christ in the Womb for August 17, 2014/ The Word Made Flesh for August 15-16, 2015
August 17 Bulletin
The Word was made Flesh . . . Following
Baby Jesus in the womb
Baby continues to grow; the body gets larger every day. Eyelids, and even eyebrows, develop. Fingernails become visible. Baby’s organ systems begin to specialize for their particular function. The liver cleans the blood. A Baby born with ‘jaundice’ results from an incomplete formation of this liver function. This yellow tint to the skin and eyes is easily treated with phototherapy.
Baby’s approximate due date: December 25, 2014
The Word Made Flesh for August 15-16, 2015.
Deuteronomy 28 tells us that among the bad things that could happen if we disobey God's will is Jaundice. We've learned a bit since Moses's time. At 22 weeks in, our Baby Girl's organs, in particular the liver, are beginning to function. A common birth defect here often reduces the liver's functionality a bit, and a baby struck with this birth defect will be born with Jaundice, a yellow or greenish tint to the skin and eyes. Vitamin D from phototherapy can soon help the liver recover this functionality after birth. Our Baby Girl's due date is still the Birthday of the Lord, December 25, 2015.