A Billboard

Our 1,009 mile, one way, drive to Nebraska took us through parts of seven states and the border of an eighth. It was a beautiful drive, and made even more enjoyable by those who waited for us at the end of the road.


Driving through Missouri we saw a particular billboard more than once.


The message was this:

“A baby knows its Mother’s voice in the womb”


A true statement verified by various sources.


A Timeline for babies hearing:

18th week—Baby starts to hear sound

24th week—Baby is more sensitive to sound

25-26th week—Baby responds to noise and voices in the womb


Compare current research to a statement made in the Bible in Luke 1:39-45.


Mary, having learned she would have a child, went to visit her relative, Elizabeth, who was in her sixth month of pregnancy with her son who would be named John. When Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby in Elizabeth’s womb “leaped.” Elizabeth, by the Holy Spirit, said, “When the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.”