Monday, September 14, 2015

Children - Asset or Liability

Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
 Proverbs 17:6

I'm late with the post again this week, but I have an excuse! Actually, it's not an excuse. It's because we put the children first. Last week we were camping with our older grandchildren. This week we were helping out with the younger grandchild as we awaited the birth of her baby sister. I think all of those experiences are important business. 

Our newest granddaughter was due on her sister's birthday, but she chose to come a day early. Good choice Molly Fern. Now you both have your own special day. Two sets of grandparents doted over the older sister, even providing a grandparent birthday party because Mom and Dad were indisposed. Baby sister had her special day as well. We held and photographed, ooohhh-ed and aaaahhh-ed, wrapped and unwrapped counted fingers and toes, then cuddled and gazed. How amazing to see your own children brought into the world, but to see your children's children is truly a special blessing. 

As we left, Papa said, "How can anyone suck the brains from a little child, then lay down and sleep at night?" I totally understood what he was saying. We are seeing so much on TV and social media about partial birth abortion and the selling a baby body parts. How do people manage to sleep at night? But then, how active are we in preventing these atrocities against children? Are we teaching morals to our children through example and not just through talk? Are we supporting pregnancy centers for unwed mothers? Are we reaching out to support mothers or adopt their children? 

We can't just be against abortion. We have to be actively for the children. 

Often we say, we just don't know what to do. We don't know how to help. Maybe we can start here. Won't you share your ideas for helping children and their mothers? 

And don't forget the post-abortion moms. They need our love and forgiveness to work through the great tragedies in their lives. How can we love and support them as well?

Guys, men need support too. The children belong to us all. I pray we will all find ways to help. The children are our most important asset. They will never be a liability if we view them as precious gifts from God. 

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