But there are still some evil people out there who support the ending of a pregnancy/life for various reasons including the idea that the baby may not be wanted by the mother. Apparently, if a woman has sex and then decides that she doesn’t want a baby, it is better to kill the child than have the child born into a situation where he/she is not wanted. This is wicked and unacceptable. But it is a view shared by many.
Even the President of the United States shares this view. On March 29, 2008, at a ‘townhall meeting’ while running for President of the United States, Barack Obama said, “I’ve got two daughters… 9 year old and 6 years old... If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” This nation elected a man who sees an unplanned child as punishment. Think about that for a minute. Punishment? A child is punishment? How evil is a culture that views children as unwanted and a form of punishment just because they weren’t expected?
So now we offer services through Planned Parenthood that kill unwanted children after they are born. We really are monsters. Unfortunately even some people who claim to be Christian are willing to allow for the practice of abortion in certain or all cases. This is not Christian because it is not like Christ.
What did Christ say about children? Well, there is a story in the Bible that tells us His view about this very thing…
Then children were brought to Him so He might put His hands on them and pray. But the disciples rebuked them. Then Jesus said, “Leave the children alone, and don’t try to keep them from coming to Me, because the kingdom of heaven is made up of people like this.” After putting His hands on them, He went on from there. (Matthew 19:13-15)
Anytime you try to prohibit the life movement of children, you are opposing Christ. On that day, the disciples saw the children as a distraction, disturbance, or disruption. But Jesus saw the children as a display of the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus desires children. He made sure they could come freely to Him. He called for them to come. He did not see them as unwanted. That idea would have never crossed His lips. So it should never cross ours.
In another place Jesus warned against being a stumbling block for children…
“Whoever causes the downfall of one of these little ones who believe in Me—it would be better for him if a heavy millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.” (Mark 9:42)
We should not only hold a high view of children ourselves, but we should vocally oppose any view that is against the free life of the unborn. When there is a conversation about abortion, speak up. Speak strongly on the issue. These people can’t speak for themselves. So they need a voice.
Today make sure your view of children lines up with the One who makes every child. Children are not a punishment as President Obama believes. They are precious as Christ taught.
[Bible quotes are from the Holman Christian Standard Bible, unless otherwise noted.]
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