At an early age I learned a song that sticks with me to this day:
Jesus loves the little children,
All the children of the world.
Red and yellow, black and white,
They are precious in His sight.
Jesus loves the little children of the world.
Did you sing it? Do you remember the times you sang in in Sunday School or VBS? The song reminds me of God’s love for every person in every nation. It teaches the truth of John 3:16 in a simplistic and memorable manner. And because of God’s great love for children, He hates the Mexico City policy.
In the recent flurry of executive orders, one included rescinding America’s ban on funding abortions around the globe. The White House announced that the President will issue a memorandum to “protect and expand access to comprehensive reproductive health care” globally. Any time one sees the term “comprehensive reproductive health care,” be wary, as that’s the politically correct term for unfettered access to a woman’s right to abort the baby developing in her womb. In fact, it’s ridiculous to classify abortion as healthcare as it destroys one life and can potentially harm the mother as well.
There really is no good explanation as to why some insist on funding abortions around the world. America aborts an average of 700,000 babies per year. Is this not enough to satisfy their thirst for innocent blood? Instead of throwing dollars at other Countries enabling them greater access to “reproductive healthcare,” our Country should be working to minimize abortion, the holocaust of this generation. Since 1973, over sixty million lives have been lost. Ninety-seven percent of the time, women seek out abortions to destroy an unwanted life conceived in a moment of uncontrolled passion. Sadly, the real issue to address is the woman’s (and man’s) role in refusing to take responsibility for their actions.
Jesus said, “Let the children come to me…” Granted, whenever an unborn baby’s life ends, Jesus welcomes them into Heaven, but can this meeting bring Him pleasure? Every life conceived is created in the image of God. The Psalmist writes that we are “knit together in our mother’s womb.” Consider a person who knits. For those accomplished at the craft, they churn out beautiful pieces often times serving as gifts to loved ones. God knits together babies in their mother’s wombs as gifts to be cherished and loved, not tossed in a medical waste bin. How His heart must break when a baby conceived is viewed as a burden and not a blessing.
Yes, Jesus loves the little children.
Maybe America should do the same.