Why I am glad number three is on the way

I am thankful for the blessing of having the our third child on the way. Admittedly it was an unexpected blessing, yet I’ve seen God work in unexpected ways to bring about the greatest blessings in my life. Besides the church I go to, this idea is not often embraced. Children are not seen as a blessing but as a distraction from what really brings them happiness.

Doug Wilson writes in Reforming Marriage:

Large families can be a great blessing. So as the Bible makes clear, when we hear about a family with seven children, we have no grounds for rolling our eyes heavenward and making snide comments. ‘Don’t they know what causes this?’ Tragically, such comments are frequently heard, even at church, and from Christians who have been thoroughly compromised by the world’s hostile attitude towards children. They are going to have their allotted 1.7 children, pop the kids into daycare six weeks after birth, and pursue their dual careers. But the Scripture presents a view of children which is entirely antithetical to this.

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrow in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:3-5

I am a happy father of three children. Hopefully more.


About justicetheline

Above all I am a Christian Hedonist pursuing my ultimate satisfaction and joy in God. This blog contains postings about what God is teaching me through his Word, is an outlet for some of my photography, and will occasionally include stories about my experiences as a deputy sheriff on patrol. View all posts by justicetheline

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