This picture was confusing to me for a few seconds; at first, I looked to the left and wondered where the baby was. Then I realized; there was no baby. This couple was imaging what it would like to have a child. Nice thought, the world needs people to fill it up. Then I wondered: What do most people long for?
Luke 12:16-21 (WEB)
16) He spoke a parable to them, saying, “The ground of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly.
17) He reasoned within himself, saying, ‘What will I do, because I don’t have room to store my crops?’
18) He said, ‘This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
19) I will tell my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.”’
20) “But God said to him, ‘You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared—whose will they be?’
21) So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
(Luke 12:16-21, WEB)
Money, success, possessions, power; pretty short list, quite a foolish list. Step back and ask yourself: What will be the value of these things in a hundred years? Nothing, nothing at all; because you won't be here to enjoy them. Death has a way of establishing the true value of goals because it causes us to consider the judge of all who breathe this day. As far as the picture goes, well, this dream has value because its theoretically possible that the yet-unborn child could be alive one hundred years from now. Yet, even if a child were conceived this very day, no one knows what it will be like. the good-news is.... God doesn't change. Take a couple of minutes and reflect on verse 21 as it applies to your life. Hummm!