First off, before I forget, I promise that I will begin again taking pictures very soon. I have located my camera and my charger, but still in search of the cord that connects it to the computer. Phew. That move was pretty crazy.
Just to update you (because you care lol) on the amount of boxes in my house, there are still boxes lining the walls. Many of the giant bags of stuff that I have no idea what they contain are sitting on our porch to be out of the way. I decided to put off the unpacking and set of our Christmas stuff instead. Way more important right? We didn’t think Scarlet would care much if we had a tree this year, oh but she did. She wakes up every morning saying, “Twee!” and pointing to our living room. Right this moment she is taking ornaments off and showing them to me and then putting them back. So cute. Luckily, I had some adorable non-breakable type ornaments that went on the bottom half of the tree. 🙂
So, yesterday, after I posted that post, I found this one, and to be honest I didn’t know how to ask this question and put it any better than she did. She totally got me thinking about the subject of contraceptives and taking control of your own life, control that God should probably have. I don’t know how I feel about all this. Before I make a decision I was wondering if there is a side to all of this that hasn’t been said. The idea of a “Quiverfull” while being very novel pretty much made my stomach all knotted up.
3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
children a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their enemies in the gate.
Pretty much, this scripture now weirds me out. There is nothing in the Bible about contraceptive, even the natural way that probably was known about in that day. But there are lots of scriptures like this.
Then there is the whole thing (that she didn’t mention) about how American chirstians are basically being outbreed by the Islam religion. Because they do not use any contraception. So, basically they are building a larger religion from the ground up. They don’t go seek out and “witness” Islam to the world, they birth them and raise them. Makes you think about how our christian society got to be so set on “evangelizing” the world and not so set on raising Godly children to be here when we are gone, to carry on the torch, if you will. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against evangelizing by any means. God asked us to do that, but it’s when that takes preference over the “arrows” that He gave us.
This all is rolling around in my brain today. I talked with Joseph and he suprised me. He said he wholeheartedly agrees with her and that he has always had a bad feeling about contraceptives. Totally suprised me. So now, with lots of research, prayer, and counsel I must form some sort of idea of how I feel about all of this.
If you have the time, pop over there and take a look at her post. (there is a post on that post that you have to connect to to really get the full idea) Then let me know what you think. I’d love to hear what everyone has to say.