President Obama recently spoke on a nation's obligation to protect its children.
This is our first task, caring for our children. It's our first job. If we don't get that right, we don't get anything right. That's how, as a society, we will be judged.
And by that measure, can we truly say, as a nation, that we're meeting our obligations?
Can we honestly say that we're doing enough to keep our children, all of them, safe from harm?
Can we claim, as a nation, that we're all together there, letting them know they are loved and teaching them to love in return?
Can we say that we're truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose?
I've been reflecting on this the last few days, and if we're honest with ourselves, the answer's no. We're not doing enough. And we will have to change.
What's the point of writing about this subject? We could say many things, but here are two.
1. I hope and pray that our nation will very soon look back on what we have done with our unborn children and realize that treating a child in the womb as less human than a child outside the womb is as heinous as treating Jews or people with black skin as less human than those of a different race or color of skin. Make no mistake, this is a blight on our nation; a wicked evil in the eyes of the holy God.
2. Until that day, what a mercy that there are groups who seek to not deprive any person of life by helping moms and dads choose life for their unborn babies and helping them through that process before and after the birth of their baby. Heartline Pregnancy Center is the organization in my community that is doing this good work. Such organizations are salt in our decaying world and are worthy of your volunteer time, donations, and prayer.