Daily Devotion

 With Pastor Ancel Presnell



One of the most precious things that we could ever be given is our children. Husband and wife make a team but children being added truly brings about family. Bringing children into this world is wonderful thing but it is with great sacrifice and suffering too.  

My wife and I have been blessed with three boys. They have brought so much joy to our lives through the years; To see two of them grown and married and making their own decisions and enjoy fruit of their labor is so rewarding. One of our sons has already been called home to His Savior, Christ Jesus. We have so many memories of Titus Ray and He will have so much to show us when we get to see him again one day.  

Having children is no walk in the park. I am a man, I have no clue what it is like to carry a baby. I have. No clue what it is like to feel another human being literally living off of me. My wife so graciously and elegantly carried my three sons almost to full term. They each were between 5 & 6 weeks early. I kid and tell her that her oven was always a little too hot.  

With each of our boys, I watched her go through much discomfort, she had gestational carpal tunnel in both hands with each one. She had to get up all hours of the night. She had trouble resting and then when it was time to deliver, there was pain like she had never experienced. There was joy that ultimately came, but her struggles with carrying and delivering our boys was real! 

This struggle is a curse upon woman from mans fall that happened in the Garden of Eden. When we hear of the announcement of a new baby, its joyous! However, that mother knows that pain and struggle will ensue. This is a reminder that when sin entered in, there is remnants of that fateful day all around; Even in something as joyous as the announcement and arrival of a new baby. Praise God, Christ has overcome sin. Those babies grow up and we get to teach them about Jesus and we witness their faith in Christ and we know that all that pain has been made worth while because Jesus conquered sin. Woman have great pain and struggle as a reminder of the fall, but Christ has overcome it all through His Resurrection.  


Genesis 3:16– “16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”