Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Did you catch the birth announcement?

Yesterday, experts tell us, the world's seven billionth baby was born.  Happy birthday, little one.  Welcome to a world that has never been this crowded with problems or potential.

I loved the perspective on our planet's growing population in the Wall Street Journal.   The author of an op ed piece, William McGurn, states that human beings are "minds, not mouths" and my mind immediately went to the abortion vs. life debate.  How many times do we see unborn babies as potential problems when they are more likely to be potential blessings?  Adoptive parents wait with open arms for these "problem" unborns, and even when the child remains with his or her biological family, parents often find that these children bring their own special gifts to the family.

Methinks this seven billion population total is God's way of pouring out his love on more people than ever before . . . offering yet another opportunity to fill our eternal and infinite home with infinite possibilities.

Happy birthday, baby.  May you find your Creator and rejoice in your heritage.



Doni Brinkman said...

Sheeesh Angie - making me cry this morning. Love that thought and totally agree. Every child is a gift of pure love from the Master Creator.

Ane Mulligan said...

Oh, Angie, I LOVE this photo of you and your little granddaughter. She's so precious and I can tell she's the light of your life. :o) Isn't grandma hood wonderful?