Sunday, December 16, 2012
How not to reap the whirlwind.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made.
When we allow our children to be taught that they are a mere blob of tissue that evolved from primordial slime, we cannot expect them to value their life or any other life.
God values conception, life, and birth so much that Jesus came into the world conceived by the Holy Spirit, nurtured in Mary’s womb, and born the same way that countless other children have been born - except that He was fully God and fully human. Jesus values our lives so much that He gave His life to redeem them.
We need to teach our children to value life - both their own life and the lives of others. The longer we allow inconvenience to kill innocent lives through abortion, the longer we support films, music, or television that glorifies violence and murder, and the longer that we turn our eyes away from families when they cry for help, the worse things will get.
Gun control is not the answer for protecting our children’s lives. A person intent on harm will find another weapon if a gun is not available.
Change the heart, though, and you change the life.
We need to take a step in the right direction to change hearts. Today. Now. First, get on your knees and pray. Ask God how you can model a lifestyle that values life. Then, ask how you can “train up” children to follow the Lord and see things the way the He sees them. We can change the world one heart at a time. As parents, grandparents, big brothers/sisters, foster parents, teachers, mentors - we can make a difference.
Lifting up prayers for our nation,Kathy
Train children in the right way,
and when old, they will not stray.