Isaiah 9:6 = “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:…” Those were profound prophet- ical words passed on to us through the prophet, Isaiah revealing to us God’s plan of providing for mankind a Savior that would deliver us from the penalty of our sins and give us the assuring hope of eternal life in heaven with Him. I couldn’t help but think of the fact that Nancy and I have had the privilege of having children and sons of our own. To think that God would entrust us with the responsibility of raising children for Him is overwhelming. There is no question that the greatest accomplishment we have achieved is raising children for the Lord, and our greatest blessing is our family.
In light of that, I can’t comprehend how people would consider a child a liability and deprive it of the opportunity to develop to it’s full potential. Twice in the New Testament (Rom. 1:31 & II Tim. 3:3) we are told that in the coming days people would be “Without natural affection”. It seems that day has come. May God not find us in that condition. May we be the one who loves someone who wasn’t naturally loved by their own parents.
November was another great month for us, with the opportunity to minister in 3 churches, attend a pregnancy center board meeting, celebrate my 75th birthday, and enjoy Thanksgiving with 39 of our family and friends. I did manage to go hunting for a couple of days but the deer didn’t cooperate so I didn’t get one.
During the month I have only 1 church that I will be going to. Right now I am busy putting up Christmas decorations and getting ready for the Christmas and New Years celebration.
I want to encourage churches to consider taking up an offering for Baptists for Life of Wisconsin on “Sanctity of Life” Sunday, January 19th. I do have bulletin inserts available. Just let me know how many you need.
Our essay contest is winding down. It will end January 31st, 2020. I encourage your high school students to enter.
Nancy and I want to wish all of you a blessed and merry Christmas, and a Happy and prosperous New Year. Thanks for all your faithful prayer and financial support.
Yours for the unborn,
Andrew K. Buhrow—Executive Director—Baptists for Life of Wisconsin