Today I'd like to share a little bit from a book I'm studying, "Be Fruitful & Multiply" by Nancy Campbell. Nancy founded Above Rubies ministry 30+ years ago and is the editress of their free publication, Above Rubies Magazine.
In chapter 6 entitled "Build The Home and Leave A Legacy", Nancy gives these spiritual and practical benefits of bearing children. I LOVE what she writes... so I just had to share them with you.
"To bear children ensures that your name continues.
To bear and raise godly children is to build a home that will affect the destiny of the nation.
To raise godly children is to leave a legacy for future generations. The legacy of homes, land, and wealth is great, but these can be destroyed and vanish away. The legacy of children will last through the generations.
To bear children is to lay up treasure in Heaven. God is not only interested in populating earth, but in populating eternity. Parenthood has eternal rewards. It is not something that fades away. It lasts into the generations to come and also eternity. We need to guard ourselves from the trends of our day that lure our attention to "things" that will not last and pull us away from the tasks that are lasting, such as raising children."
I'm sure we all know these things in our head, but it's great to have periodic reminders for our hearts! If you're not familiar with Nancy or her ministry, you can check them out at here.