A mother with two beautiful, cheerful little girls, about 9 and 7, confided her personal story to me:
When I was pregnant with my first daughter, the doctors encouraged me to get an abortion. They told me that my daughter had Downs syndrome. That her abdomen was malformed and punctured. That she would live life as a vegetable. That she could not possibly survive, and an abortion is the only realistic option. And so on.
They would call and relentlessly try to convince me to have an abortion. With each call they painted an ever more depressing and painful picture of my child’s life and my life if I didn’t abort.
They even enlisted the help of my husband. The pressure was intense.
My husband and I kept praying to Jesus about this matter. He kept telling us “Don’t do it. Please don’t!”
Finally the last legal day for aborting passed, but the pressure from the doctors remained.
Now it was more like, “You’ll see, I told you so.”
Nevertheless I proceeded with the pregnancy to term.
Then she pointed to her older daughter and said proudly,
“Look at her! Isn’t she beautiful?
She is so artistic and creative! She loves to sing and paint.
All that’s wrong with her is that she’s left handed.”
All is not as it looks!
[Names were withheld in the interest of privacy protection.]
In the fall, when the corn gets to be 8 feet tall, corn-mazes spring up all over the land. Farmers cut intricate paths in their corn field, with lots of dead ends, loops, and distractions, and charge people money to find their way through the maze. It’s great fun; the grandchildren and I spent several hours in one enjoying the puzzle. Some of us got out more quickly than others, and some needed help to get out, but we all made it.
They also had this little “kiddie” maze painted on concrete. We were supposed to hop around to get to the goal, following some simple rules. It looked really easy, but it’s not. So I thought I’d share it with you. Print out, have fun, and enjoy the maze!
Now life is kind of like this little maze. We all start at the same place, and end at the same place. We all have to follow some simple rules. We all face lots of unknowns, dead ends, loops, and distractions. We all must make lots of choices; some choices help us get to the goal, some don’t. And we all have to turn (choose) right at each decision, lest we end up in a dead end or endless loop and fail our quest.
Life is simple, but hard! We must understand and carefully follow the rules; otherwise we reach a dead end. Thankfully we have a helper to teach and keep us moving in the right direction: Jesus Christ. He has the key to life, He knows the end from the beginning, He is the way, and He is walking with us through the maze He built. Follow Jesus and you are guaranteed to reach the true goal of life: Eternal joy and life with Him; all other options lead to a dead end.
“Dogs are people, too,” goes the saying. Furthermore, dogs have a much better instinct for choosing a leader than humans who are easily distracted and confused by words, according to dog whisperer Cesar Millan.
So, since we’re already giving voting privileges to illegal aliens and dead people, let’s go full bore and grant them to man’s best friends as well. They might actually choose more astutely than us.
Just a thought…
The discovery of DNA revolutionized biology. There was a recent spate of articles talking about the significance of “junk” DNA. You might be interested in hearing about it.
According to some scientists only about 20% of our DNA contains meaningful genetic information; the rest is “junk.” We know “junk” DNA exists, but don’t exactly know why. Therefore many argue that the existence of this “junk” DNA proves the validity of random evolutionary theory. The argument goes something as follows: Read more…