- Matthew 19:13-15 (ESV)
Nothing is more important to Jesus than the little children. They are born helpless and need tender loving care to help them grow and mature physically and spiritually and His ultimate wish is that they become true followers of God, living in His image as they were created and following His plans for their life. And as I think about the precious nature of life and children, I was truly touched by the Right to Life March in Washington, D.C. this past Friday. Thousands of Christians and others who believe in the sanctity of life celebrated its miracle while standing for what they believe in, that children have a right to be born once they are conceived. And while there are many who likely were attending as well who might accept some modifications to that absolute position, allowing for exceptions under extreme circumstances, all fully agree that the idea of third trimester and partial birth abortion is a complete travesty, some of us say murder, since the life taken is likely to be viable and the developing child feels pain and suffers horribly.
Now I'm not here to judge those who don't agree with this for only God can do that and all of us, believers or not, will have our day in "court" with Him after this life is done. But I am here to celebrate the love and grace shown in that march yesterday where smiling faces, calm voices and signs of courage and truth, not hate, were on visible display. And it was also gratifying to see as a speaker the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, truly a believer in life, stand strongly for this cause as the highest ranking political leader of this land to ever attend. These people aren't trying to destroy anything or anyone, but they are saying what they believe and how they will live as their faith dictates and no one on this earth has the right to deny that. It is an inalienable right that they hold.
And as Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them."
Well, nothing could be more in opposition to that than a procedure which snuffs out that life before the poor child even has the opportunity to experience living. I pray that we all might think about that and evaluate much better alternatives in the future. Perhaps understanding the consequences of irresponsible living and how to change that would be a good starting point. And the best way to do that is to open your heart to God and let Him enter your heart and soul and guide decision-making and action.
ALL LIVES MATTER, INCLUDING THE UNBORN! God bless you all and have a blessed day.