Full House

              In the late 1980s and early 1990s there was a very popular TV show called “Full House.” It was a hilarious family show and safe for the family most of the time. Four adults and four children lived under the same room, and many comedic situations developed from their daily interactions.

            There was a time in my life when I lived in a full house myself. My wife and I raised three rambunctious boys and at times, it seemed as if we had ten or more children running around the house instead of only three.

            In a sense, I really miss those days, although I enjoy the peace and quiet of my empty nest. This peace has been shattered this week by the screams, the cries and the laughter of my grandsons. Yes, my house has been invaded by noisy and smelly little creatures; my home is a full house once again, at least for a few weeks.

            A full house is a blessing from the Lord. Psalm 127:3-5 speaks about it in this way:

            “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
            The fruit of the womb is a reward.
              Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
           So are the children of one’s youth.
           Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;”

          There are many empty nests in the United States. These homes have no children in them. Some of them (like mine) are empty because their kids are all grown up and have a life of their own now. This is normal and good. Children grow up and then marry and move out. It is painful to say goodbye to them, but we are happy that now they have their own home and family…life must go on.

         On the other hand, there are houses (I cannot call them “homes”) that are empty because the parents have decided to either not have children, or they just kill them. Since January 22, 1973, almost 60 million babies have been aborted in the United States.

         Israel sacrificed many of their children to the idol Moloch in the Old Testament. The US performs their sacrifices in Planned Parenthood clinics and other similar “altars” today. If God did not forgive his chosen people, do you think that He will overlook the American Holocaust?

         I pray that the killing stops and that we all seek God’s forgiveness. Personally, I think that this nation has crossed the line and only a revival from heaven can stop God’s judgment.

         I pray that all of us can have full houses. Let our homes be filled with children, with laughter, with love,  with peace, with forgiveness, but most of all with God and his Word.

Alexander Gonzalez

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