The Bible says children are a blessing from the Lord.
Psalm 127 says:
3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
And it’s true, children are a blessing.
But there is such thing as too much of a good thing.
Pizza is a good thing.
Blessed is the man whose plate is piled high with three cheese and pepperoni!
But as someone who has eaten himself sick more than once, I can tell you that, even when something is a wonderful blessing, there is still an argument for knowing when enough is enough. And frankly, I’ve yet to hear the persuasive argument for “too much is never enough” especially when “too much” includes diapers and sleep deprivation.
I have one child, and even as the husband/father who arguably has the easiest part of the birthday and everything after, it nearly killed me. Maybe I’m soft. Maybe my child is a little more BATMAN than other kids. I don’t know. All I know is, I have a friend with 7 kids.
So I figure, between the two of us, we have EIGHT kids.
That’s four a piece. My quiver is, statistically speaking, full enough.
But that’s just my opinion.