Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What About The Children?

Today I was trying to work on some things and was aware of a very unsettled "feeling". I stopped for a moment and was aware that the Holy Spirit was entreating me to pray. As I continued tidying some things I started giving thanks to the Lord for many things we take for granted. Like the ability to make a bed, or sweep a floor. As I continued giving thanks my heart began to swell within me and the next thing I knew I was in praise and worship to my Father. Tears flowed and I began interceding for others. My loved ones, recent tragedies in the local and international news. Especially for the children. I wept for the children in Egypt and other places of upheaval and unrest. With all the craziness going on what are the little ones thinking? 

I began to struggle with the knowledge that since the beginning of the human race children have been heirs to much of the wrongdoing by the adults in their lives. When Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed did the children die too? Were there children even living in these cities at the time of destruction? What about the children during the "flood" when all living creatures except for those in the ark perished?

When God ordered certain cities or areas destroyed and all the goods brought back to the camps and He instructed that everything and everybody be destroyed, what about the children?

I know that these questions will probably never be answered in this life but perhaps when God returns and I can see Him face to face, will I remember to ask about the children?

1 comment:

  1. I've been having that same thing happen here - God's Presence is intense, and I don't know why, so I'm off to a quiet corner to find out...