Every day, I watch the news. Every week, there is another story of a child being sexually abused, physically abused and killed. The most shocking and horrifying fact behind many of these stories is the identity of the perpetrator. Mothers and fathers are doing unspeakable things to their children. The very people who have been given the blessing of children are abusing and murdering them. With every news report and article I read, my heart cries out, We need to save our children.
God said, Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward (Psalm 127:3). Children are a gift from the Lord, a reward from the womb. They are precious in the sight of the Lord. They should be precious in the sight of their parents.
I believe these horrific crimes are being committed, because children have been devalued by the giant abortion industry. In order for women to allow doctors to murder the lives growing within their wombs, they have to dehumanize them. They have to call it choice, instead of life. They have to absolve their guilt by turning their living, breathing, precious children into objects and inconveniences. The result has been the dehumanization of the embryo and the devaluing of children in general. They are no longer lives to be cherished but possessions to be owned or disposed of, with no thought to their feelings.
You may think I am exaggerating. You may say I am speaking hysterically. Let me tell you, it took minutes to find seven articles about child abuse and murder incidents in the last five months. From coast to coast, parents have abused and murdered their children, from the ages of 19 days old to eight years old.
In Ohio, a mother decapitated her three month old daughter in March, 2015. In California, a father sexually abused and murdered his 19 day old daughter in January, 2015. Also in California, a family member sodomized a three year old child and the judge felt the mandatory minimum sentencing of 25 years in jail was too severe and only gave him 10 years.
Again in January, 2015, a Florida father threw his five year old daughter off a bridge, killing her, and a Missouri mother called her boyfriend to come over and have sex with her four month old daughter. While the sexual abuse alone would have killed the baby, he strangled her.
In December, 2014 an eight year old girl was sexually assaulted and killed by her father in Alabama. This month, on May 8, 2015, in Omaha, Nebraska, a father threw his five year old son into a river, killing him, and left his 11 month old son in a dumpster.
The very people who should be loving and caring for the gifts God has given them are abusing and murdering them. They are not seen as blessings. They are not even seen as human beings. They are merely possessions to be used, abused and thrown away, just like a pregnancy is no longer a baby, but a mistake. It is no longer a life but a choice.
When I see all those reports, I cannot help but think of these words from Jesus: “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:6).
These people are not just causing these children to stumble, they are murdering them. Those children who miraculously survive these atrocities are scarred for life. Many will never believe in a loving, heavenly Father, because they have been so abused by their earthly parents. They may never know the healing only God can bring them.
While we see our society sinking into a morose of immorality and violence, we cannot sit back and keep silent. We have to be the salt and light Christ has called us to be. We must be a beacon of hope in a world becoming darker and darker.
These families had neighbors. Many of these children went to schools, had play dates and were in homes of godly people. We have to keep our eyes open and look for the signs of abuse. We have to be havens of refuge for these children who are suffering at the hands of the parents who have been entrusted to love and care for them. We have to be the watchmen on the hill and sound the alarm when we see children suffering from abuse. If we remain silent in the face of their suffering, we will be held accountable, just as those inflicting the abuse.