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Today's Devotional Reading
For The Lives Of Your Children

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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 the children.

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