Babies are God’s blessing.
God’s first words to His newly created man & woman were a blessing but also a command,
“Be fruitful and multiply” Genesis 1:28
Children are a reward from God.
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward”
The blessings God promised His chosen people in the Old Testament
when they entered the land always included the fruit of the womb: babies
Babies are part of God’s good design.
The only thing that was not good at creation was man being alone
We were designed for community, fellowship & family.
Sex and babies were part of the created order & the procreative process
was in place before sin entered the world.
Having babies is part of the normal order of creation. Why?
God wants the earth to be full of people.
Isaiah 45:18 says, “For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens
God, who formed the earth & made it (he established it; he did not create it empty,
(He formed it to be inhabited!):
Bill Gates is dead wrong about abortion
I am the Lord, and there is no other.’
And how will all these babies come to know God and worship Him?
Married couples are called to make babies — disciples of Jesus Christ.
John Piper wrote, with even more punch,
All believers are called to make disciples (Matthew 28:19), that is, spiritual children.
Believers, who are married have the added calling — God enables them —
to make physical offspring
Couples are called to be fruitful & faithful to raise children in the fear & instruction of the Lord
to the praise of His great glory.
And where will that glory be fully realized?
Heaven will be full of worshipers.
Only people are made in God’s image. Every baby born is an eternal being made in God’s image,
with the potential to praise Jesus.
We know that one day the earth will be filled with the
knowledge of God as the waters cover the sea
Babies born & given hope through Christ are those people who will one day enter heaven.
Where there will be “a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation,
from all tribes & peoples & languages, standing before the throne & before the Lamb,
clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands & crying out with a loud voice,
Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’”
The Bible is full of glorious motivation for having babies
God shapes us to conform with His will, to resist the pressure around us to conform
to the pattern of the world.
He’ll change us in the process, making us more like Him.
Through His good gift of children: as babies are Jesus way of pointing us to our Father.
Adapted from Candice Watters