I got to hear this song performed live last year. It was fantastic. But really, you know what the best part was? Knowing that several of the men in the audience were wearing skinny jeans. Priceless.
LORETTA: “I want to have babies.”
REG: “You want to have babies?”
LORETTA: “It’s every man’s right to have babies if he wants them.”
REG: “But… you can’t have babies.”
LORETTA: “Don’t you oppress me.”
I can’t help but be reminded of this piece by Carl Trueman, from September of last year: “In his poem Marmion, Sir Walter Scott famously commented on lying as follows: ‘Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive.’ It seems that this line was never more apposite than when it comes to the plastic politics of contemporary sexual identity.”
In 1977 there were 2 genders and 1 way to make a baby; In 2014: 38 ways to make a baby and 58 “genders.” I am not looking forward to 2051.
— Joe Carter (@joecarter) February 14, 2014
See him at his trade.
Done. The plan is made.
Men will have his skills,
If the Father wills.
See him at his meal,
Praying now to feel
Thanks and, be it graced,
God in ev’ry taste.
See him with his child:
Has he ever smiled
Such a smile before,
Playing on the floor?
See him with his wife,
Parable for life:
In this sacred scene
She is heaven’s queen.
If I may borrow Justin Taylor’s observation, here is a beautiful reminder that “Calvinism is not an arcane point of theology but a tough-and-tender approach to all of life before the face of God.” Trust me: the ending will give you chills.