Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Every Life Matters

Now, I know there are mixed opinions out there about the Duggars from “19 Kids and Counting”, but all opinions and criticisms aside, I do believe that they are great Christian examples that are unfortunately scrutinized by the public because of how they have decided to live their lives. Michelle Duggar was pregnant last year with their 20th child and miscarried at around 18 weeks. After her miscarriage there were people out there that were not so understanding and supportive, making very inappropriate comments about their situation. Come on people. The Duggars are people too with real emotions and it doesn’t matter that they already have 19 kids, a life is a life. Losing a baby is never easy.

The episode where they found out they miscarried showed tonight and the cameras were in the ultrasound room when they discovered that there was no longer a heartbeat. It was a very powerful, raw and real moment as one of the first comments that Michelle made, through tears, was, “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away…Blessed be the name of the Lord.” Wow. What a powerful message that society as a whole is not hearing. They see Christians talking the talk when everything is going well, but how powerful to see professing Christians live out their faith when life gets tough.

I think I cried throughout the entire episode as I grieved with them and relived all of those moments that we too experienced when losing our own baby.

Throughout the whole episode the Duggars talked about how they know that God works all things for the good, they quoted scripture, they sang “Jesus Loves Me”, they thanked God for the baby’s life, they were grateful for the time that the Lord gave them with the baby…it was just amazing to see, with the rest of the world, their faith during such a hard time. God DOES use all things for the good of those who love Him and I just pray that He uses their testimony to touch lives and bring others closer to Him. That’s the type of thing that He can do through the difficult times in our lives. And that’s pretty cool if you ask me.

5 comments:

  1. I think the Duggars are an amazing family... and they live pretty close to me, too! =)

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    1. Fun! Maybe you will run into them one day! :)

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  2. Wow. I hadn't seen that episode, but Michelle saying: "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away…Blessed be the name of the Lord.” Wow. What faith and glory to God!

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  3. I'm with you - I think they are a great family who receive a lot more criticism than they deserve. My family has nine kids, which isn't even half of 19 obviously, but you would be amazed at the comments. Do people really think parents won't have enough love to spread out to all their many children? Personally, I love coming from a big family and would love to have one of my own. The Duggars obviously cherish each and every little life God has put in their care. That says it all right there. I don't watch the show; I can only imagine how intense that ultrasound moment must have been. What an amazing testimony this family has in the life they lead.

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