Thursday, October 14, 2010

Precious in His Sight

Remember, "Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red and Yellow, Black and White, they are precious in His sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world." The truth of that simple Sunday School chorus has brought untold thousands of people closer to God and to the Jesus Christ, lover of all life. I was reminded today of the very special people in the world that are life lovers.

During my teen years I lived a couple of houses down from Mike, we all called him Mikey. Mike was a special needs child, born with Downs Syndrome. One of his greatest times was when he could wrestle with somebody. More than once I was on the receiving end of Mike's great strength. Man, did he love to wrestle. And, on an occasion he would get a little to excited and aggressive. When he knew, or was stopped, from his exuberant body control over his opponent he was always quick to apologize by giving a hug and saying, "I love you." Mike was a joy to know and have as a friend, yes, a friend.

Mike was a "Love Giver", it was his gift to the world and the world was better off. Who on earth, seriously, has the knowledge, wisdom, insight and right, to make the determination of who is a contributor to our world and who is not capable of contributing. It very well may be that at sometime, say, the next century, that the capacity to contribute to the world may become a determining factor in matters of health care or even giving birth. The technology is already upon us in the diagnosis of pre-born health issues.

If, and I say if, our society, our world at large begins to label those who can contribute and those that will take from society, God help us. Indeed, we will need His help. I for one, don't ever want to think of a world where a "Love Giver" like my friend Mike can't wrestle and say, "I love you."

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