Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart
like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your
children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street (Lamentations 2:19).
There is much talk of what may come, of what judgment may befall us. For one cannot
help but wonder what shall happen to a people such as ours who have turned so far from
God. For if He would not spare His chosen people from the consequences of their actions,
from the wickedness they reaped for the wickedness they sowed, why then shall He not also
let a nation such as ours reap what we have sown? These are thoughts that should stir our
hearts and cause us to consider where we are headed. And these are truths that should
invoke within each of us a response to beg for mercy on our fallen land. And these are
what should cause us all to cry out to God for the lives of our children.
What exactly will come, we do not know. We can only have an idea drawn from the
surroundings of this present age. But one thing is certain--our children will have to face
some troubled times ahead. The way of life that we have known will one day be forgotten.
Our children are those who will reap the harvest of our greed and pleasure seeking
motivations. For as one day our houses come crashing down upon the sand on which they have
been built, the children will be left alone, neglected and abandoned.
Do I paint to grim a picture? Does it seem to be the ramblings of a prophesy of doom?
History would not say so. Instead, history would surely look at this present age and
utter, "Here we go again." And it may be already be so large that we cannot
detour it. Like the giant snowball rolling down the mountain side, the only thing we will
be able to do is pray and get out of its way. But first we must see the snowball
coming--we must take notice to the signs of our times, and we must take action at least
for the sake of the children.
Abortion and crimes against children are at a high in our world today. These little ones
are the helpless victims of our selfish gain and greed. If they are a bother they're
discarded, if a threat then put away. If they are simply unwanted, their life is simply
taken before they take a breath. What noble cause shall support the deeds done to all the
children? What logical reasons are there for what is done? There shall be no good excuse
and the punishment will not delay. For God has said, "But whoso shall offend one of
these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged
about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of the sea (Mt. 18:6).
We do not know what tomorrow will hold, but we hope it will hold something for the
children. For they may be the next generation raised up in the fear and knowledge of the
Lord. They may be those who will be men and women of faith and turn this nation back
toward God. So let us lift up our voices to the Lord on their behalf, and raise them in
the Light of God. And let us ask the Lord each day to intervene, and that for the lives of