Monday, March 25, 2013

God Manages the World With Babies

“A century ago [in 1809] men were following with bated breath the march of Napoleon & waiting with feverish impatience for news of the wars. And all the while in their homes babies were being born. But who could think about babies? Everybody was thinking about battles.
In one year between Trafalgar and Waterloo there stole into the world a host of heroes: Gladstone was born in Liverpool; Tennyson at the Somersby Rectory; and Oliver Wendell Holmes in Massachusetts. Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky, and music was enriched by the advent of Felix Mendelssohn in Hamburg.
But nobody thought of babies, everybody was thinking of battles. Yet which of the battles of 1809 mattered more than the babies of 1809? We fancy God can manage His world only with great battalions, when all the time he is doing it with beautiful babies. When a wrong wants righting, or a truth wants preaching, or a continent wants discovering, God sends a baby into the world to do it.”{F.M. Bareham as quoted by Spencer W. Kimball}

How easy it is for me, and everyone, to forget what  this life is about, but God never does. It is so important to remember that the children are the future and we never know when one of the valiant and great sons or daughters of God are orphans, left without a family. Or we may have been already trusted with one of these great spirits in our own home and because of the challenges that life brings may have forgotten who they really are. We have even forgotten who we are and get lost in the world. 

We truly are the sons and daughters of God. He does not forget us and always keeps us in the palm of His hand. I am so grateful for this knowledge and sweet peace that the Spirit brings into my life. It is through this remembrance and peace that I can go on and accomplish that work for me to do. I am grateful that I am trusted to bring our precious Gideon home and be his mother. What a blessing this is for our whole family. Gideon is one of the "Noble and Great Ones". Born in the year 2011 amidst world strife and economic turmoil,  God sent Gideon to do His work here on this earth. In one week you will no longer be an orphan my son.

4 more days and we are on our way to China!  There as so many things to do and the list just keeps growing. We are doing everything necessary to get us to China and if the rest doesn't get done then my poor older kids will have to take over under less than ideal circumstances. Sorry in advance, Tyler and Jessica, and Jared and Sereen. I will do my best but the hole in the entry wall will still be there when we get back. (I know, that shouldn't even be on the list)

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