Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Persuasive Condom Commercial

There is a condom commercial that just came out showing how undesirable having children can be, therefore men, always use a condom.  In comparison, there is a Michigan family who just had there twelfth son and are open to having more children.

The condom commercial shows a home in chaos.  Toys are strewn everywhere. The wife is pregnant with another child.  Life is one miserable mess with children not allowing the parents to get anything done.  

The Michigan family lives in a modest home, the mom is a stay-at-home mom, the dad is the provider, and one of the boys said that it was awesome to live with all of his best friends.  The boys are quietly sitting for the cameras.  Some are playing pool together.  This family knows their greatest treasures are their children.

Two differing views on having children.  Our society does not view them as a gift and a blessing.  They view them as something that takes away your time, money, and freedom. They do take away your time, money, and freedom but aren't we called to a life of self-sacrifice and service? 

 After the Michigan family was interviewed, the hosts asked each other, "Isn't twelve enough?" Can you have too many gifts and blessings?  People don't seem to think they can have too many clothes,  too much money, too much food, etc. but a couple who wants as many children as God blesses them, heavens no!

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Psalm 127:3