Sunday, November 2, 2008

A daring adventure....

There's a Helen Keller quote that I love. She says, "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure."

I agree with her. She doesn't mention that security is found in realizing that God is sovereign or that the children of God can experience security only because of Him.

We've accidentally embraced this quote. Bookworm #1 taught us that God is good, all the time, but he also taught us that no matter how stable we try to make our life, nothing is secure except for the character of God. With each baby that follows, the only security that we have is a word from God that all of our other children will be healthy. And each one has been.

And now we've got Bookworm #5 on the way - arriving in mid-late June. Which means that next summer, we'll continue serving Christ by raising the children He has entrusted to our care: three children under the age of four and a seven-year old.

If that isn't a daring adventure, I don't know what is.

5 comments:

ComfyDenim said...

I have a cousin that seemed to have a child every year. So #2 COULD be 5. :-)

It'll make for a great family picture. :-)

ComfyDenim said...

Where's your baby widget??

Our Peculiar Life said...

Congratulations and bon voyage on your daring adventure. :-)

DangitAnge said...

WhoooHOOO!! I'm SO insanely excited for you! You guys are great parents and I love to see God blessing you!

Valerie said...

I've been waiting for this announcement! ;) I just knew a #5 was coming soon -- now, of course, I'll be waiting on pins and needles to see if #5 ends up being of the female variety...;)

Major congrats to you, my SuperMama friend!