Friday, October 9, 2009

One New Baby Equals One New Grandmother and 18 New Aunts and Uncles!!!

With so much bad news confronting us everyday, it is so encouraging to hear Good News for a change! What better news than to hear of the birth of a precious baby into a loving, Godly family! I was excited to hear about the birth of the Duggar family's first grandchild! Click here to watch the video clip and read the article!

Can you imagine the rejoicing in the Duggar household?!? It reminds me of the rejoicing that the Bible tells us occurs in heaven each time a sinner is born into the kingdom of God.

Way before she was a household name, I met Michelle at a homeschooling conference and talked to her on the phone a few times. That was about ten or eleven years ago. She was always very sweet, helpful, down to earth, and Real. How she does it with so many, I don't know. But the Lord's grace on her life is very evident!

It takes a lot of courage to continue to trust God with your family size, even when He gives you an army! Trusting in His sovereignty is the key. Do we believe that God is good, all-wise, and all-knowing? Do we believe Him when he says children are a gift and a blessing? Can we trust him in all things, even to be our birth controller?? This is something each Christian couple must wrestle with.

One of the verses that was pivotal for me in this life-altering decision was Romans 12:1-2:

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God."


Janet said...

I heard that this morning and was so excited for them. I know so many people who criticize them for their decision but I admire them so much. I love big families but have learned to be content with the small one God gave to my husband and I. Whatever the size, family is a blessing.

Noel said...

I can't imagine putting my children on tv, but their family is truly a blessing and inspirational to me. Their last show just brought me to tears to see how much they loved each other. :)

busymomof10 said...

As I re-read my title, I realized I discriminated against Jim-Bob! :) I should have said that One New Baby Equals One New Grandmother AND ONE NEW GRANDFATHER plus 18 New Aunts and Uncles! But, that would have made for a gargantuan title! :)

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I'm stoppin' in via Michelle @ She Looketh Well!
I love the Duggars!!!

Rustin - TheBlogFrog said...

I love it! Thanks for being an active BlogFrog user!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

They set such a wonderful example. I think they are fantastic role models. Such happy news about the new baby.

Raisingarrows said...

I have been so impressed by the testimony the Duggers have amidst a world that thinks we have lost our minds.
Amy @ Raising Arrows

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