Saturday, March 14, 2009

Red Envelope Day

"...that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments..." (Ps. 78:7)

As many of you probably already know, March 31st will be Red Envelope Day here in America. I will most certainly be participating, and I strongly urge you to consider doing so as well. As a mom-to-be, I'm already concerned about protecting my child from chemicals, from evil influences, from hormones, from radiation... And motherly concern doesn't just extend to him personally-- I'm concerned about preserving and bettering his home (our world) and praying for his generation of society. Becoming a mother-- even more than being a teacher, and auntie, and youth worker-- is making me more burdened for "the next generation" of little ones who won't stay little. So more than ever, I'm concerned about protecting childrens' lives, and seeing them gain Eternal Life. Your child's life, my own child's life, what difference does it make? Adoption, orphan care, famine relief, the persecuted Church, evangelism, and abortion are (if possible) even more personal to me now-- these issues concern children whom my child could know, or... never know. They will shape the world he knows and in which he grows. Compassion International, Voice of the Martyrs, and the pro-life movement all are growing more important to me. The latest threats from Washington sicken me even more, and my hands go automatically to my belly, where my own child-- not so long ago a tiny child in the embryo phase himself-- kicks & grows & makes me tired. :) So... Red Envelope Day. Think about it.


Kristin Cunningham said...

You are refering to your baby as "him" does that mean you found out it was a boy, or just hoping its a boy?

Eowyn's Heir said...

Neither. :)

"He/Him" functions in English as the gender-neutral pronoun, as well as the male one (you know, like in the Bible it says "Brothers," and we know it means male & female siblings)... so since we can't know our baby's sex yet, and typing he/she is so clunky (and unecessary, when you could just type "he"), I went with the "he."