In Psalm 127, God’s word tell us:
3Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
4Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
5How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;
They will not be ashamed
When they speak with their enemies in the gate.
Because of these verses, some families have accepted the label of “quiverfull”. This simply means that as many children as God provides are viewed as a welcome gift from the Lord.
I know this is not new information to some of you, but I thought I’d give that background to any readers who had not heard of this way of thinking.
Here is Barbara’s description of the album.
“This is an album dedicated to celebrating families who’ve rejected the notion that children are a burden and who are experiencing every day that children are the blessing God promised they would be. Each family in this album has elected not to use birth control, but to accept the blessings God sends them through birth and adoption. Not all such families are large, because God’s plan for the size of a quiver differs from family to family. Each family is unique, but the foundation that unites them is the belief that God knows what’s best for each of us and it’s fulfilling to partner with Him in His plan. Whether that means twelve children or two children or no children at all, this is what it means to experience the life Jesus promised, where we are not robbed of our potential through the dictates of culture: The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
This is how you can participate if you would like to:
“…please email me (megamommy12(at)gmail(dot)com) your photo in the highest resolution possible. Also include text you would like me to put under the picture, beginning with “The ______ Family” and then – if you like – a short bio or encouragement or bit of philosophy or Bible verse you’d like to share (maximum 1024 characters – less than 200 words) – and your website or blog if you like. Include in your email your permission to allow me to use your photo for my online web album and/or for possible use in online articles on this subject.”
Also at Barbara’s site, are some very interesting stories of how some families decided to allow God to take control of their family size.