Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”Matthew 19:14
Jesus said. As those of us in the pro-life movement search for the words that will impact others to recognize the value of life, have we forgotten these?
Jesus said. If those two words don’t move us to action, what will?
Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them. Every abortion hinders the little children from coming to Jesus in the way He commanded. Of course, preborn lives are worthy of saving simply because they are human lives and because they are perfectly made in the image of God. The impact seems a little more urgent in the words from the book of Matthew.
The words have always been in the Bible. Jesus said them and Matthew recorded them. Perhaps we’ve limited this important instruction to making sure we take our children to church, enroll them in Sunday school, and take them to bible camp.
From our standpoint, it’s much deeper than that. It’s a call to give all children the opportunity to come into relationship with Jesus and to not hinder them from that blessing. A child exists from the time of conception and therefore we must let that child form and be born and receive life so as to follow the command Jesus gave all of us. Our job is to make sure children can make their way to a life in Jesus.
The kingdom of Heaven belongs to the little children. Jesus said. Who are we to take it away from them? Every time an innocent life is taken, someone has made a decision for that child that is against Jesus’ command. We know that each life taken too soon, is with Jesus in Heaven. But those children were hindered from their life that God meant for them to live, to be born and to live according to His purpose.
When we incite the words of our living Savior into the pro-life narrative, we live out His commands and help others hear about Jesus who loves all the little children.
Help us preserve the sanctity of life by becoming a Loving Life Partner.
Published on Thursday, June 17, 2021 @ 3:10 PM EDT