Sadly, we live in an RU 486 world, where children are viewed as an interruption to an otherwise carefree sexual lifestyle. Just the other day, courts ruled that the “Plan B” abortion pill would be available to 17 year olds over the counter (see here).
We can rest assured that sexual promiscuity comes with a great price, not the least of which is kindling the wrath of God. More important, perhaps, for us to remember is the mercy of God in giving us order and command in relation to our sexuality and in relation to the natural consequences of sexuality—children. “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward,” declares Psalm 127.
Now, nations around the world are understanding the significance of God’s plan for families. China is struggling with how 1 adult worker is supposed to provide for his own needs plus the needs of 2 aging parents and 4 elderly grandparents. In Russia, the de-population dynamic has the government begging for Russians to return home (see this article).
And Europe? All over Europe the depopulation vacuum is leaving space which must be filled by someone. Turns out, Muslims are more than happy to oblige. They never bought in to the promiscuity “Plan B” mentality of depopulating families. So, they have lots of children and grandchildren and are still having babies. In Lyons, France, for instance, Muslims are the majority in the maternity ward, having more babies than native Frenchman (See Mark Steyn’s America Alone).
Dr. Mohler recently blogged on this important topic (see here), and he recommends this book as an important resource. I will simply point out that the man is blessed who fills his quiver with children.