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God’s Book

I have made it a practice not to get involved on my blog or Facebook in political issues. This is not a political issue. It is a moral issue, and God has impressed upon me several times in the past months to be His spokesperson for the innocent lives who are being taken every day across this world—innocent babies and children who have no voice. With God’s help little ones, I will be your voice today.
God’s Book
“You were there while I was being formed in utter seclusion! You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your book.” Psalm 139:15
My mother had ten children, and I was number eight. I know that I must have been an inconvenience to her. My parents lived in poverty, and “if there was one thing she didn’t need was another little hungry mouth to feed.” (Elvis Presley – In the Ghetto) No, we didn’t live in a ghetto; we lived in the country and thus were able to grow some of our own food, but we struggled. Did my mother think of aborting me?
When I was six years old, my aunt who had no children, told my mother that since she had so many children that she should allow her to adopt me. I love my mother forever for what she said: “I don’t care how many children I have, I’m not giving any of them away.” Hurrah for my Mom.
The scriptures Psalm 139:15 is an awesome thought to know that God knew all about me before I was even born. In His omnipotence, He sees the days He has planned for me, and the things He wants me to do for Him. He looks forward to the fellowship that we will have together.
Perhaps all along God planned for me to be doing what I do now—write devotions, books, speak to groups, and minister in churches. Praise God that He allowed me the privilege of showing my brother how to receive Christ before he died. Whatever He has planned for me in His book, I want to obey and to bring glory to Him.
It is a tragedy when a baby or infant is taken suddenly from us. Sometimes this is due to physical problems, but other times is done deliberately, or because the baby will be an inconvenience to the parents. What happens to the days recorded in the child’s book? What does God think about human intervention in the life of a child?
Jesus said, “Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14) Earlier in Matthew 18:1-3, His disciples asked Jesus “who was the greatest in the kingdom of heaven, and Jesus called a little child unto Him, and set him in the midst of them…” I believe there will be many babies and little children with Jesus in heaven.
The taking of a life by human hands is frowned on and protested against by many who do not believe in capital punishment for convicted criminals? They even protest destroying wild life, insects and plants. What about the life of an innocent baby whose book has already been written, but the pages for this child are deliberately torn out? The souls of these innocent victims cry out from their graves.
Father, Forgive our nation, for we have sinned and fallen far short of your glory. Restore in us a right spirit, open hearts and minds to see the truth of your word so that we might be obedient in your sight. Amen

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