Today i am blogging from a labor and delivery room looking at my amazing and beautiful wife. We have many hours to go and for now at least, she is comfortable.
I am aware of the miracle and wonder of pregnancy and am floored by God’s intelligent design of mothers.
Family is nearby taking care of our kids so that we can be together in this amazing moment. Support systems aren’t just for hard times, they make good times better as well.
As we prepare to welcome a newborn into the world, lots of thoughts swirl.
Though it seems the world is changing and devolving quickly, jesus said ‘in this world you shall have tribulation’ so it shouldnt be unexpected and in truth, its not new. Our newborn will face a different set of challenges than his mother and i grew up with, but he will have the same promise of a savior counselor ever present to help.
We didnt set out to get pregnant this time, but we rejoiced when we got the news. God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. How could we even think to question his purpose for this child or his timing? We cant and dont.
We anticipate God’s provision for his purpose, provision, and protection and we seek wisdom and discernment that we might fill our role in his life appropriately.
As we navigate the medical establishment’s process for birthing and documenting the birth we have a plan. We are thankful for doctors and pain management and for the expertise to navigate some risk factors. We will be turning down vaccine and abstaining from the near mandatory citizen numbering permission form.
We are mindful today of God’s instructions and how they contrast to the instructions and policies of the emerging new world order government
God says be fruitful and multiply, the nwo considers overpopulation the greatest risk to our planet.
God says raise up a child in the way they should go, the nwo says the government decides policy and worldview of children.
God says we are his workmanship created for good works, the nwo says we are global citizens whose purpose is to produce and consume in a transactional model which strengthens and reinforces their control of the planet.
I am thankful today for clarity. I am not adding a citizen an entitlement or a consumer. I am welcoming a child of God which I will train to follow the teachings of Jesus.
I will train him according to the golden rule which jesus said waa a fair summary of how to fulfill the revealed will of God.
I may think differently than many people but i suspect my preferences on how i should be treated are similar to most.
I dont want to be forced to financially support something i am morally opposed to.
I dont want to be frisked, surveiled, repressed, or denied free speech.
I dont want the benefit of my labor and innovation to be involuntarily redistributed, i like to give freely and generously.
And so I must assume others do not want to treated this way either.
I will raise my son to love God and neighbor and to refuse to be a tool in the hands of tyrants. If the lack of a social security card is an inconvenience, if private food production and barter are illegal, if living by conscience is outlawed, if forced military conscription is used to wage offensive resource wars, if i am yet alive… I will remind him of a question jesus asked and of the answer He provided
What does it profit a man to gain the world but lose his soul?
Overcome by the blood of the lamb, the word of your testimony, and by loving not your life unto the death
I will say to him:
Welcome to earth son, its a beautiful place we get to live for a while on our path to heaven, our true home. Earth has lots of sinful people in need of a savior. It is both wonderous and dangerous. But our time here has a purpose and a focus.
Your time on earth is not about your survival, prosperity, enjoyment, or comfort. Your time here is about bringing God glory. We bring God glory by following his commands and shining our light into the darkness. When our time here is done, we want to hear ‘well done faithful servant’ from our heavenly father. spend your life and time in pursuit of that and make your mother, father, and heavenly father proud. I know you will…