Greetings brothers and sisters… Pastor Rob here
Something is missing from many churches in America! And what might that be? I’m glad you asked! What is missing is… Babies! Not physical babies, but spiritual babies; newborn babes in Christ!
This is a sad state of affairs because God intends to grow His church through new believers. In the book of Acts after Pentecost we read, “And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:47) The early church had a real “baby boom” going on! Every day there were people being born again and the family of God just kept growing!
Babies may be a nuisance, but they are also a great delight! It is pure joy to see a young Christian grow in the faith… to see a new believer hunger for the word of God…”as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word that you may grow thereby”. (1 Peter 2:2) Don’t you long to see that spiritual hunger in the heart of a new believer? I do. I haven’t given up hope that God will grant us babies again. Look at what the Lord says in Psalm 113:9: “He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children!”
Many churches in America may be lacking little ones, but Jesus can make us “the joyous mother of children” again! In writing to the Thessalonians, apostle Paul said this: “We were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.” (1 Thes. 2:7) I believe that the Lord wants to restore to us the joy of motherhood! If we will draw near to our Beloved Bridegroom, communing deeply with Him and begging Him to take away our barreness, He will surely grant us the blessing of children!