Does life end at having children?
That was a question my friend Drea addressed today. Apparently she was talking to someone who said he thought having children must "suck" and most people have "no life" once children came along. Here's my response to that question:
I agree that having children will make you lose your "life". Having children forces me to think beyond myself and to put them before me. It may not be the "life" I expected, but it draws me closer to Jesus, the Lord of true life (John 14:6).
Does it suck? Mostly no, sometimes yes. But the "life" I had before wasn't anything as good as what I have now. It's definitely different, but definitely better.
"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. "I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain." Galatians 2:20-21