Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Precious In His Sight

I recently saw a news article that really quite horrified me.

"Two families are taking legal action against hospitals for not detecting their unborn children had Down syndrome.

Both Victorian couples claim they would have aborted the babies had they been aware of their condition and are seeking compensation."

These two couples would have killed their own children because they didn't fit the perfect mould. They probably would have considered that they would be doing their children a favour.

Recently I got the Baby Conference CDs, and I'm busily listening to them as I sew scout badges for my brother and knit hats. Last night I listened to the fourth CD, where Kevin Swanson and RC Sproul Jr shared about their testimonies about being the pastor of / father of profoundly special needs children.

As Sproul pointed out, in many cases these children are our spiritual betters. And in all cases they are precious children created by God for His glory.

I pray that these children, who will grow up to find out that their own parents did not want them, will realise that there are people out there who do love them, who would adopt them if they were born overseas because they know how precious they are, and that most of all, Jesus loves them.

Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Black and yellow, red and white
They are precious in His sight
Jesus loves the little children of the world

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