Families are only strong when we connect as a network of support that each can depend on. In an eventual crisis, interlocking ‘boats’ prove more resilient and stable, giving children the best chance to be raised and readied for a future where they can prosper.
ENCOUNTER GOD’S DESIGN IN FAMILY
Radically changing the purpose and priority of natural families weakens this social compact, and increases the likelihood of children being raised outside of the security of kith and kin, and left to the mercy of a state’s social services, or in foster care at the hands of strangers.
The call and privilege of every family is ultimately to raise a godly generation. Far too often we take family as simply a place to meet our own needs and secure our sense of wellbeing. When we look at family with self-serving motives, we inevitably fall short of God’s design intent. We miss what family is about: a place to invest into the next generation, where we shape the perspectives and dispositions our children need to persevere in God’s special plan for them.
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”
~ Book of Psalms (127:3-5) ~