CHILDREN ARE A BLESSING FROM THE LORD
We've all heard it. Shoot, we've all said it. And it's in the Bible, so it must be true. I'm just not quite so sure we believe it. Here's how Webster defines "blessing": Something promoting or contributing to happiness, well-being, or prosperity; a boon.
Given that meaning, I think we can all agree children qualify (most of the time). The thought that struck me on Mother's Day is this: if children are a blessing, why don't we all have nine or ten?
I mean, when God sends other blessings (health, money, love) I don't ever recall wanting a limit.
"Please God, I already have three hundred dollars. You can stop the blessing now."
"God, I have enough good health."
"You know, God, I already have three contracts, and I love them. But I don't want any more."
I don't pretend to have the answers, I'm just posing the question: if children are a blessing, how come I only want three?