I ran across this sign today and wanted to share it with you:
Clearly in God's word children are called a blessing, yet in our culture they are often treated as a nuisance, a distraction and a hindrance to our success. Just last week as my family and I (Remember, 5 kids and 2 adults) were entering a restaurant, my wife noticed a rather judgmental glance from one of the other patrons. After sitting down and ordering our drinks, that same lady walked over on her way out and said, "When I first saw you guys coming, I thought 'Oh, No?!?;' but you have a wonderful family."
[Caveat - we have our moments!]
If we truly think children are a blessing, we will praise the families that choose to accept as many as God blesses them with. I'm not saying everyone needs to have 4, 5, 6 or more children - I am simply stating that in our culture - WE HAVE IT BACKWARDS! We easily take on things that the Bible calls a curse, and just as quickly reject what the Bible calls a blessing.
In Him, Dean