While watching a documentary called Anne Frank’s Holocaust on the History Channel this morning while sitting wrapped up on the couch one comment cemented itself in my mind. “The loss of a child is the loss of possibilities”.
As many of us know, Anne Frank’s Diary was a story of the stark knowledge of German concentration camps. Various people commented on the trail she and her family led right up until her death only weeks away from the liberation of the holocaust prisoners. The keyword “almost” dangles above the hopes of being liberated for which she did not see.
Two of the commentators were friends of hers who did make it through. They spoke of her last days as she wasted away in a camp where prisoners died at such a rate that the camp’s Officer in Charge could not dispose of the bodies and eventually just left them in piles by the thousands within the camp’s fences.
It was during those last few minutes of the documentary that I heard the commentator speak of the children who died by saying the above statement.
Stop for a moment. Please? I said to Libby just a few minutes ago that this loss of life in such numbers will happen again. She told me to not have such a negative attitude. It was then that I heard in my spirit the voice of the prophets of the Old Testament.
Amos 5 is a chapter that laments for Israel. In a verse or two there is a positive nature inbeded in verses 4, 6, 14, 15. In this chapter God laments, calls to repentance and eventually to those who heed not, judgment.
In fear and trembling I speak not prophesy, but from the knowledge of study and observation. Judgment is coming to America.
Only a generation, maybe two ago, this country has digressed from a Republic of states into a country that held great admiration from other nations to the anarchy that threatens our very fiber. With all the world’s governments undermining our integrity we find there are people of our own citizenry that plot treasonous deeds upon this nation.
I’m losing my main thought here, so perhaps I should back up a moment. I consider what the person in the program said. Many little foxes have been spoiling the vine of this great nation for decades. Removing prayer from schools and most any function on national interests. Legalizing abortion. Oh, this can go on, but this is my two point short list.
What I’m aiming for is that there are many options for unwanted children other than ending life before birth. Life begins at conception. That first split cell starts the process of human life. That first heartbeat seals the conception.
Psalm 17:14 says: From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
Children in the womb are hidden treasures. Treasures are full of promise.
Ecclesiates 11:5 says: As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
These treasures are wrapped in the womb of the mother to be unveiled in it’s time. This means there is reason for this child before it’s born even though we know not its purpose.
Isaiah 44:24 says: Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
Even to all of mankind, all life is created by God. Lost and saved members of this earth. All life even in the womb has purpose, hence comes the question, why do we as Americans purpose in our hearts that an unborn child has no purpose other than useless flesh to be cast aside, because we don’t want it?
So, the words of the commentator stuck in my spirit like a spear cast into my heart. Why do we have so little concern for unborn children? Each lost child, unborn or not may be the prodigy of great possibilities. How many have died needlessly in the name of selfishness for a moments pleasure? One of the possibly millions may have had the talent to study the depths of science to cure many types of diseases. How many may have been the one who saved another’s life from a deadly circumstance? How many may have been great contributors from their talents to society that could uplift the hearts of the beholder? What if. Just what if.
The loss of a child is very well the loss of many possibilities. I know some may be ne’er do wells, but what if. What if even their journey in life taught a lesson to others that leads to a positive outcome?
Search your heart. I leave it there.