Sarai was. So was Rachel. Elizabeth was for a time, as was Samuel’s mother. Samson’s mom was too.
I’m talking about having trouble bearing children. It’s not just something that happens today, but it’s happened all throughout history, it’s just how we have dealt with it and what we think about it that has changed.
Children are a Blessing
You see, our society has inverted what children are. The true way to find out the value of a child in this society can only be found by asking someone that hasn’t had any.
These people are in anguish, and they appear to be willing to spend any amount of money, to do whatever they have to or can, in order to have the blessing of a child.
Nowadays you have quite the options available to you too:
- Foster care
- Fertility Clinic
- In-Vitro Fertilization
- Sperm Banks
The list goes on and on.
It wasn’t always this way. At one time people recognized that God gave life and that He was both the Giver and Withholder. So, people prayed and asked God for children. Some of the women that did not have children until later ended up having one special child set apart for the Lord.
A couple that are my parents’ age had a child like this. Told that they would never have their own child, they ended up having one very late in life.
How many times do we not look in faith to God because we think technology or science has the answer? How many things do we look to reason and logic to tell us what is going on when we should be enquiring at the throne of Heaven?