Theres been a groundswell of emotion within me recently regarding babies, mothers, and families, pertaining to recent current affairs. The first concerns a lost or stolengeneration, where mothers have been coerced into giving their babies up for adoption, creating irreconcilable grief within the mother, affected fathers, and of course the children involved - even decades on. Lives have been broken. The second issue relates to certain perverted views that newborn babies are not actually persons yet.
I cannot touch the emotion within me over eitherissue, but I did feel compelled to search for a relevant quote:
A baby is born with a need to be loved and never outgrows it.~Frank A. Clark
Preferring to work within the appreciative context, we must never forget the inherent value of one baby - onehuman being - one person. No matter how theyre born orhow they develop, each one is perfect in the eyes of God.
WHAT BABIES BRING TO THEIR FAMILIES AND THE WORLD
We dont have to invest much within our imaginations to understand the importance of babies - our survivaldepends on them. In the motion picture, Children of Men(2006), there was the hint of what it might be like to existin a world without young people; it presented a reality of dystopia where hopelessness reigned.
Babies bring hope, but they bring ever more than that.
Its not hard to qualify the basic value of an infant. Theres one word that encapsulates the concept shrouded-of- innocence: the baby. That word is potential.
The next closest word to potential is hope; and hopeshould rise from within every one of us, for what else is the life force? And this life force gives us reason for existence because of the matter of love.
Babies epitomise potential; they embody hope; in them is Gods manifestation of love. Additionally, and we can easily forget this fact, we were all babies, due the fact, certainly, where we never outgrew the need to be loved. Well always need it.
The Divine design within life has been meddled with. Humanity, at its most grandiose, has been thetransgressor, scientifically, socially, medically, and ethically - where families have suffered needlessly. Besides allowances for a God-anointed therapeutic function, the original intelligent design is perfect, and without need ever for change. Appreciating the matchless value of one single human life in baby form is the start, always, of something fundamentally wonderful.