Every Life Is Important
As Christians we need to see as the Lord. “But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them” (Matthew 9:36). What He saw with His eyes touched His heart. What moves you? It seems this generation looks down upon the handicapped who may be blind, deaf, crippled, uneducated, mentally challenged, maimed. have cerebral palsy or down syndrome We need to see that everyone has a soul and everyone is important. A professor once posed this medical situation and ethical problem to his students: “Here’s the family history: The father has syphilis. The mother has TB. They already have four children. The first is blind. The second has died. The third is deaf. The fourth has TB. Now the mother is pregnant again. The parents come to you for advice. They are willing to have an abortion, if you decide they should. What do you say?” The students broke into small groups for “consultation.” All of the groups came back to report that they would recommend abortion. “Congratulations,” the professor said, “You just took the life of Beethoven!” (Ann Landers column). As Christians we need to look upon the multitude and be moved with compassion because everyone is important and everyone has a soul. No one is handicapped with God.