Friday, July 20, 2012
Life as We Know It
My point is that evil always has been and always will be until God comes back, executing justice in a way that will put everything straight for the rest of eternity. I can not wait for that day. However, one of the first commands that God gave to Adam and Eve was to be fruitful and multiply. I'm not going to lie. As a wife who adores her husband and who loves her children, this is one of my favorite commands. "Prosper and have kids." Sounds good to me. So was it foolish of me to have kids, knowing that horrible things could happen to them? Was I wrong to bring babies into a world full of pain and tragedy? How could I have brought them into an existence that will be stricken with grief and heartache? Easy. God told me to. And on top of it, God now has three more beings that will grow in His love and glorify Him with their lives. Three more additions in the Kingdom of God. There is nothing wrong with adding to a family that will one day sit at His feet, at His throne, in worship and wonder.
God knew how things were going to turn out and He still commanded Adam and Eve to have kids. It was His design. And who am I to contend with that.
Being a mother (or a father) is serious business. And we need to act accordingly.