A Brick in the Valley

Disappearing Children
May 8, 2008, 6:44 pm
Filed under: Family

Read here Al Mohler’s comments about the declining population of children in Japan.  He writes:

The nation of Japan faces a devastating population crisis. The crisis, however, is not a problem of too many people living in Japan, but too few. Japan, with several other nations close behind, faces what we might call a population implosion.

As Mohler points out, this is a problem not only in Japan but also in parts of Europe.

The Bible says that children are like arrows in the hands of a warrior – – resources for the future.  Young couples: I understand that children are a great deal of work.  As Derek Kidner said, “Sometimes they are a handful, before they are a quiver full.”  But, they are our investment for the future – – a lesson that many parts of the world need to learn.

” A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. 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 (Psalm 127).”


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