The role that science should play.
We can not look to science to prove something about God. Instead we base what we know to be true on the word of God, and see if what we have discovered about science lines up with that.
Science has many unknowns still. We are discovering, exploring, and learning new things every day, all over the world, including in what we know about pregnancy and birth.
Did you know it has been observed that there is a literal spark of light when an egg and a sperm connect? A tiny flash of energy at the moment of conception? We’re still not able to explain this phenomenon, or the many other miracles we experience during gestation.
Sometimes what we’ve learned through science turns out to be correct and improves humanity’s quality of life. And sometimes the new discovery has turned out to be incorrect and has been harmful.
It was once believed that formula was superior to breastmilk, that babies would be healthier if looked after by a nurse rather than their mother, that Cesarean birth was the less risky option for over one third of all births, or that it was okay to dispose of a living unborn baby if they became inconvenient.
We must always remain humble and open to having our approach corrected and be willing to change, even if “this is always how it’s been done”.
There is only one source that has proven, over all of time, to be 100% accurate and 100% true in every way - God’s holy word. Thousands of years and the words that are God-breathed are still relevant, still true, and still alive. What a gift the Bible is to humanity! I love to read what our Creator has to say about his own miraculous design of life in the womb:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
“As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.”
“Yet you are he who took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother's breasts. On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother's womb you have been my God.”