Value all children like JESUS did

children, Christian Aid Ministries

The compassionate kindness of Jesus has been unparalleled in human history. The attributes of compassion and kindness are illustrated by many scenes from His short ministry, but they perhaps find the best portrait in His relationship with children. The Bible shows how Jesus welcomed small children into His busy schedule of ministry. He said to His disciples, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it” (NKJV; Mark 10:14-15). He healed children (John 4:46-52), cast demons out of them (Mark 7:25-30…

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Abortion: Right or Wrong?

In our day it is becoming popular to refer to a human fetus as “tissue.” Is this a correct way of thinking or is a human fetus a human being? Many people would agree that there is something wrong about taking the life of an infant five minutes before it is born. Yet they believe that, earlier in the growth cycle, its life can be snuffed out because it is “tissue.” The Bible presents a very different perspective: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee. (Jeremiah 1:5) For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s…

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Thursday at Five PM

The nurse was businesslike, yet nice in a “we would like to have your money” sort of way. “Don’t worry about a thing,” she said. “The baby isn’t even formed yet, and the uterus contains only some bloody material.” We were in one of Florida’s newest abortion clinics. My wife and I had decided to look into the possibility of an abortion. Our first pregnancy was somewhat unplanned, and neither of us felt ready to become parents. We were both engaged in jobs which had become lifestyles. Such was our devotion to the workaday world that we thought of children only in the future, along with the house with the white picket fence. Actually, we…

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