My fantabulous wife Holly and I just got the word a little while back that Baby Buss #4 is on the way.
[Insert shouts of joy and hallelujah choir music here.]
Which has me thanking God and thinking about a lotta things (including some of the interesting reactions from many in this dying culture who can’t completely – or even partially – understand how a someone could actually be thrilled to have four kiddos aged five and under), some of which I will try to share soon. In the meantime, let’s celebrate the moment together with some supernaturally supercool lightning-in-a-bottle from Psalms, shall we?
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
~ Psalm 127:3-5
Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
who walks in his ways!
2 You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;
you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.
3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
around your table.
4 Behold, thus shall the man be blessed
who fears the Lord.
~ Psalm 128:1-4
Do most Americans believe these things?
Do most professing Christians in America believe these things.
Do most American Christians really view children as the blessing that Scripture describes them to be?
Not even close.
But there is a plus side to this. There is a silver lining.
Against the black backdrop provided by the postmodern culture of death in which we now live, and in which even most professing Christians enthusiastically swim, we have a great opportunity to shine by simple, clear contrast.
While others prioritize things like careers, nicer houses, more stuff, and better vacations, we can, by God’s grace, model the recognition and active prioritization of children as the superior blessings that they are.
How cool is that?!
So sing it with me now with feeling as though you not only believe it, but as though you really, truly, and actually love it…: “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”
Soli Deo Gloria and woohoo to that!
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