This article describes how demographers are estimating and marking the birth of the world’s seven billionth person this week. [Editorial note May 15, 2014: Apparently, the host is no longer maintaining this article online.]
We have come a long way from God telling just two people, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth” (Genesis 1:28). Oh, the wonder and glory of our God, who can make the mightiest things come forth from the smallest of beginnings.
And, oh, how we should thank God for every single child He sends into the world. And how we should be sure to bring each and every one of them up “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).
Children are a blessing, and by blessing them we bless God.