I love the subject of meekness, and how it slow closely ties with wisdom. The honest truth is that not many people have meekness. With recent rises in racial tension, election season hysteria, and the phenomenon of social media where everyone verbalizes (via text, so without being able to perceive the heart or emotions behind the opinion) their deepest frustrations and anger, we believers need to model meekness more now than ever.
Recently, two gay men moved into a house across the street from a friend of mine. He’s Christian, married, and has 4 young children. He reached out to me for guidance. He’s not afraid, this is just new for him. Like me, he has been brought up in a fairly insulated, loving Christian home where protection from the world in many cases meant sheltering from the broken, confused, sick, different, and dirty. We understand we’ve been “called out” as people of God to be different, but we forget we’ve also been “sent back” and “set apart” for a purpose. We are on the earth to make disciples, but we’re too busy making distinctions.
I have one main objective, to convince each heart that children are a blessing from God. In hopes that once we have a clear vision about the eternal value of a child, we’ll raise them in such a way as to advance the Kingdom of God on the earth. I could easily fill 45 minutes with all the reasons I like children and think they are a blessing.