Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Precious Life

I'll be 12 weeks pregnant on Saturday. Life is so incredibly precious and we already treasure this small child. A Facebook friend of mine posted this picture and I was in awe at how perfectly tiny the baby is. You can google other similar pictures with the search "12 weeks gestation"; amazing!

It's totally beyond thought to me that there are people who believe that this is not a child. That it's just a clump of cells that you are within your rights to kill. What lies our generation have swallowed. How pathetic that there are those who would not only believe their own convenience is worth a life, even the tiniest life, but also entice others to walk that path. What burdens they must carry for the remainder of their lives.

Life is precious at all stages. Children are blessings; blessings that require a lot of work and sacrifice. But work and sacrifice make us much better people, teach us things we would never have learned if we chose an easier path. Children are a delight as well. Justin and I are continually talking about how much we enjoy Micah. God was so gracious to put him in our family.

The world needs to see something different. Children are not a nuisance, or a drain on finances, or the cause of your marriage problems, or the reason you don't get to fulfill your dreams. Those marriage/money/emotional problems were already there and you need to deal with them with your spouse and Godly counsel.

God says in Psalm 127, "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth."
Reward: Recompense, or equivalent return for good done, for kindness, for services and the like. Rewards may consist of money, goods or any return of kindness or happiness. (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
If we want to adopt God's viewpoints, let's embrace what He says about children. Psalm 119:128 states: "Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way." God is always right. And the devil always has lies to combat the truth. Are we embracing the truth or the lies?

Please note that I am not saying that you need to have all the children you can. That decision is between you, your spouse, and God. I am saying that our attitudes about the children we do have should line up with the Bible.

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