Very well said.

  • Posted by Perry:

Kim is one her way back home today so I thought I’d throw out a quick post.

Do you remember “Ask the kids: Do you want a big family?” ? Well one of our oldest internet friends Valerie put the same questions to her children., in a post titled “Why So Many” and I really appreciated her answer at the end of the post:

The Mommy
Our lives have been very hard in some ways, especially over the last 8 years, but I love having a big family, and I look forward to having many grandchildren, if God pleases.

I wholeheartedly believe the Bible truth that my children are a blessing tome, but far more compelling is the fact that they are a blessing to God. Each of them was especially created for His glory, for His honor, for His praise, for Jesus must forever be praised by millions upon millions of the saints of all the ages.

I like MORE, because Christ is worthy of MORE praise and because joyful fruitfulness in marriage tells a very important truth about the relationship between Christ and His church, especially when it occurs in the midst of difficulty.

She and I used to be on a discussion list many years ago and her uncompromising stand against birthcontrol is one of the things that changed my thinking once and for all about the issue.  If not for Valerie I might not have met 5 or 6 of my children. Praise God for faithful withnesses!

Well said Valerie and thanks!

Comments

  1. This is the highest testimony:

    I like MORE, because Christ is worthy of MORE praise and because joyful fruitfulness in marriage tells a very important truth about the relationship between Christ and His church, especially when it occurs in the midst of difficulty.

    It resonates with me on many levels. Very beautiful.

  2. I like this. My children are a blessing to me. The two stepchildren, the two that never got to breathe air, but still got to go to heaven, the one that made it here safe and sound, and the one that every day we pray makes it here with no difficulty. I think it’s hard for people to realize that even a baby that doesn’t make it to full term, that doesn’t get to eat or crawl or read, is still a soul headed for heaven and is still, like she said, a blessing to God. Thanks for showing this!

  3. love it!!! thanks for the encouragement

  4. It was interesting to read the responses from her children. Some differed from what I expected the answers to be. I assumed that if you came from a large family then the older girls would desire this as well.

Don't just think it: say it!

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