Speak, Lord

"The finest of us deserves a pedestal, a life of beauty, not a firepost."

HEAVEN is full of children. Too many. When Jesus said to “be like a child,” He meant childlike, but He also meant because heaven was made for them. God loses not one innocent soul, born or unborn, and He isn’t confused by their gender or value. To Him, they are all precious. Priceless. No price is high enough for these tiny ones whose lives held little time or no time on earth. He died for sinners, to bring redemption, and went before to create mansions and streets for His son’s and daughter’s reward. But the joy, the atmosphere of heaven, is found in the laughter of its children.

Children ARE the reward of life on earth. They are the prize. What we value becomes clear in our actions, and no culture of any age or any generation can exempt itself from its blessing to the innocent. David mourned it in His famous psalm. The valley of the shadow of death was a place where men sacrificed children. The finest of us deserves a pedestal, a life of beauty, not a firepost. Not a grave nor a medical procedure bent to kill. Do not miss the gravity of this, nor God’s great forgiveness.

For the mother who gave up her children. They are with me. For the father who had no part with them. I have yours, too. Whatever the incident, whether chosen or not, turn your eyes upward, and I will heal and forgive. There is no shame in a baby lost through miscarriage, and though the mourning is great, and your heart is heavy, remember I have them in my hand.

Suffer the little children to come unto me. A child saved is a child praised. A child praised is a child raised to make changes to the society around it. A child rescued is a most beautiful thing, a rejoicing to my heart. Pour out your lives for the children. Stand firm for the children. And know that I am coming for the children, to save a lost generation whose lives are each one known by me. All children are valued. All children are worth the cost.

1 Samuel 3:1, 8-10
(1) And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli.
(8) And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.
(9) Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
(10) And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

Suzanne D. Williams, Author