Our youngest daughter is a freshman in high school.
My wife said this week that as she dropped her off she thought, “What is my baby doing at this great big school? And look at her talking to people. What happened to my baby?!”
It’s funny, really, because it seems like just yesterday we were a young couple in love. Children were a distant thought, something that might happen someday.
But you know how it goes. Put a sperm and an egg together and behold! - The miracle of life.
The joining of the sperm and egg – two separate entities that suddenly become one completely new entity. Two separate DNA codes that join together and create a completely new DNA code.
It’s the miracle of life, and it happens when the sperm and the egg get together.
There was a time in human history when we knew nothing about “sperms” and “eggs.” We just knew about babies.
But we are an intelligent, thinking people. We want to know how things work. So scientists and doctors studied the process and found out about sperms and eggs, and even DNA.
And now here’s the crazy part. Because we know about sperms and eggs and DNA we declare that we know how it works.
That’s about like a 10 year old saying that because he knows how to score a touchdown in Madden 08 that he knows how an Xbox works.
The fact that a sperm and an egg join together to create a new human life is astounding. Just because it is common does not mean it is not astounding.
First there was my wife and I, a young couple in love, from two separate families in two separate towns. Jump ahead a few years and we have a family of our own, with four new people who basically came out of nowhere. Don’t tell me that’s not astounding. And since they all became teenagers I would describe it as stupefying!
Now here’s the thing. Like I said, we are an intelligent, thinking people. We know that as soon as a sperm and an egg come together, a new being is formed immediately, with its own unique DNA.
That is now a child. Oh, it doesn’t look like it will a year from now, but then again, they look different every year. Just look at those school pictures.
And now with modern science we can even see pictures of them before they are born. With all that science has revealed to us, and with the fact that we are an intelligent, thinking people, how on earth is it that we think abortion is even remotely okay?
Is there any question at all that at the point of conception a new, completely separate and unique life has been formed? Just like any baby, now all it needs is to be cared for and it will grow.
To purposely put an end to that new life is simply barbaric.
And here is how stupid we are. Because the baby is small, and the life is taken behind the walls of the womb, we want to act like a life has not been taken at all.
Are we that ignorant? Tell me we are not that ignorant.
Now what about this? What about the so-called unwanted child?
You know what? I don’t know that many people, yet I am surrounded by people who have adopted children.
Today is my brother’s 39th birthday. My parents adopted him when he was very little. He grew up to serve our country in the United State Marine Corps. And now he is a paramedic, a true unsung hero. My only brother. Thank God he was not aborted.
Years ago my wife and I attended a small church. I don’t think we hit triple digits even on Easter Sunday. Yet in the short time we were there, two childless couples adopted so-called unwanted children.
For a while I led a midweek home Bible study. During that time two of our families adopted so-called unwanted children from
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There are couples everywhere who want to adopt children. They have to put up with waiting lists and sometimes ridiculous expenses, and they do it anyway. I know a couple who adopted a crack baby. The odds were against him from the beginning, and he died before making it to adulthood. It brought great sorrow, and many trials, but they did it anyway because they had a great love. A great love for a so-called unwanted child.
This thing of legalized abortion is idiocy. An intelligent, thinking people should have a better plan. Adoptions should be easier to get, and abortions should be impossible to get.
How is it that we are more passionate about a football player’s cruelty to little dogs than we are about the cruelty to little people in the womb?
If there is a God, and if He judges people for such things, surely, surely we are lining ourselves up for something awful.
As a so-called intelligent people, this is something we better think about.
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