Yesterday I posted a picture on Facebook of some children who were starving, partnered by a pic of well fed Americans with their arms stuffed with products from a store (likely a blow out sale). Some of the comments, well I guess you could say they got me a little worked up!
Here’s my vent: It bothers me to hear the words “they should have been on birth management or birth control” in reference to ANY children, starving or not.
Children are not livestock and God has a purpose and a plan for every single one. These little souls are eternal and any Idea that “They would have been better off if their parents would have put a cork in it” is damnable thinking.
What is the heart of God?
The heart of God isn’t “They shouldn’t have been born under these conditions, but rather He has a rescuing heart. A heart that saw us as miserable and wretched and DAMNED, totally unable to save ourselves, blind and sick with sin, all because our parents ADAM & Eve decided to have kids!! What a silly thing to do right? I mean they should have never brought wretched sinners into the world who were Condemned already? No, God had a rescuing plan, a plan that would see pathetic, sickly, wretched people redeemed through THE COST OF HIS OWN LIFE! Yes, His plan of redemption was not wishing we had never been born, instead giving up his wealthy throne in heaven and coming to earth in wretched form, taking on our sin and shame, He literally owned it for us.
When we see starving children, our first response should never be birth control, it should be “How can I lay down my life for these precious babies, who are in fact created in GODs image just like ME!”
1 John 3:16 ESV … By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
1 John 3:17-19 ESV … But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him.
I pray that God will do something in all our hearts through this post, including me:-)
Grace & Peace