Monday, January 25, 2010
I owe my parents a world of thanks.
They gave me a wonderful childhood, filled with love, security, and encouragement.
They provided for me.
They taught me and gave me perspective.
And they gave me a great foundation for my faith today.
But ironically, it's the one thing they did NOT do that I am most thankful for.
They did not kill me.
Over 42 million children in the world were not so lucky last year. They were killed before they even took their first breath.
If that group were a state in the U.S., it would be the largest.
If that group were a country it would be the world's 30th most populous ... larger than countries like Canada, Argentina, and Poland.
If that group all grew up to be followers of Christ ... imagine how much better our planet would be.
God has a plan for all of us. From the minute we are conceived (and probably even before that) to the minute He calls us back.
Today, my prayers are for all of those who do not get the chance to accept that plan.
And even more so, for those who think their plan is better.