QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and aks our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.
THE POWER OF A BABY
Truly God’s ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts higher than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:7-8). Who could ever dream that infants and nursing babes could defeat the enemy? And yet this is what God says in Psalm 8:2, “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.” Every precious new baby that comes into the world, born in the image of God, is another opportunity to destroy the works of the devil. Even the Son of God, Creator and Ruler of the universe came into the world as a little baby and through doing this will one day bring ALL HIS ENEMIES UNDER HIS FEET.
I love the words of Frank Boreham, “We fancy that God can only manage His world by big battalions abroad, when all the while He is doing it by beautiful babies at home. When a wrong wants righting, or a truth wants preaching, or a continent wants opening, God sends a baby into the world to do it. That is why, long ago, a babe was born in Bethlehem.”
Perowne writes, “Out of the mouth even of lisping children Thou hast founded strength; Thou hast made them a bulwark or defence against those who rebel against Thee; with their praises and confessions Thou puttest to silence the malicious slanders of Thy enemies.”
Are you being blessed with another baby? Never despise the power of conception and the miracle of a new baby growing in your womb. Rejoice in the awesomeness of what is happening within you. A precious life is being prepared to come forth to impact this world. An eternal soul is growing within you that will live forever.
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