Plenty Of Room - No. 131

Isaiah 29:22-23 TLB, “My people will no longer be ashamed. For when they see the surging birth rate and the expanding economy, then they will fear and rejoice in my name.”

As we traveled and Val and I drank in the beauty of the bare winter trees, we also noticed something very interesting. Every now and then we would see a bird’s nest in a tree, and yet the trees were not full of bird’s nest. We would see one every now and then. And yet there are thousands and thousands of birds. We see birds all the time around our home here in the woods. Obviously there are plenty of trees for birds to choose to build their homes.

I think it is much the same way with people. The secularists and humanists frighten us with notions that the world is being over-populated and we must limit having children. This is a lie. There is plenty of room for people, just as there are plenty of trees for the birds to build their homes. God has created a big world which He created to be inhabited. This is His purpose for the world He created.

If you have driven from Los Angeles to the East side across this great country of USA, you will see that there is plenty of room in this land. You can drive for hours and hours and see no population at all. Suddenly you drive through a big city and out again – once again driving through miles and miles of uninhabited land! And this is not only in USA. I have traveled by bus and by train through Malaysia – driven for miles between cities, seeing a few homes here and there. The cities may be crowded, but the land is not crowded!

Brian Carnell in How Much Food is Available Now? Says, “The world currently produces more than enough food to provide every single man, woman and child alive today with an adequate diet…”

Dr. Jacqueline R. Kasun in Too Many People states, “If you allotted 1250 square feet to each person, all the people in the world would fit into the state of Texas…”

Professor Budziszewski writes, “Fertility is already declining in every region of the world, and population growth has been slowing down since the late 1970s. In the developed countries, the net reproduction rate is 0.7 and dropping, which means that the next generation will be only 70 percent as large as this one. Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute suggests that we may one day face not an explosion but an “implosion” of population.”

“China, everyone’s favorite supposed example, has fewer than 60 percent as many people per square mile as the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Obviously, then, China’s problem is not overpopulation, but underdevelopment. Many people think that population growth prevents the economic growth of poor nations, but a number of economists now suggest the opposite: every new person brings not only another mouth to feed, but two hands with which to work. Misguided efforts to help poor countries by suppressing their natural population growth may actually hurt them.”

In Ralph Epperson's book, The Unseen Hand, he states that if you took the population of the world (now nearly 5 million) and split it up into families of four and gave them each a piece of land 50' x 53', the entire population of the planet would fit neatly into the state of Oregon.

We really don’t even need these statistics as God has everything in control all along. Isaiah 45:18 says, “For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.”

He gave us this earth to “subdue, and take dominion.” As we look to Him, we will give the ingenuity and enablement to house and grow food for all the children God sends.

I think we should believe God rather than the pessimistic secularists, don’t you?

 

Love from NANCY CAMPBELL

 

PRAYER:

“I thank you, Lord, that I can completely trust you. You have the whole universe in your command. You have everything in your control. You have created this world to be filled with your people. Amen.”

 

AFFIRMATION:

 

The “foolishness” of God is wiser than human wisdom!

 

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