This week a child was born that many would say shouldn’t have been. He has Down Syndrome, and if you believe the likes of the abortion industry and those who like to pick and choose the “perfect” genes, a child like this, a child less than perfect by those standards, should be killed, not given life. Tell that to the family that adopted him.
Fortunately, God “who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were” (Romans 4:17) had another plan for this child and many others. The vision of the Father who formed all babies together in their mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13) is greater than the vision of those whose hearts are defiled by the spirit of the age, suggesting some life is more valuable than others based on the wants of humans.
When Jesus insisted that no one hinder the little children from coming to Him (Matthew 19:14), He, the God of details, did not present an exclusion for some types of children. In fact, it was Jesus who said “the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Just children. He wasn’t talking about children perfect in the eyes of a perverted world who assigns value to things with no eternal bearing, but was making the point that it was the young ones perfect in their heart toward Him and pure in their spirit of running to Him.