Spirit Undiminished

I said to my daughter-in-law regarding her baby, “She really loves her Mommy.”  Of course and her Mommy loves her as much or more, but there is something deep in these bonds of love.  I have said for years, when I see a new-born smile as they sleep that they are recalling their delight in the presence of the angels.  In their spirit, that doesn’t age and begins with all its trust hope and love, undiminished by life’s difficulty, there is still a connection with the presence of Spirit beings.  “See that you do not despise one of these little ones.  For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 18: 10).  So, I see in the eyes of infants the memory and continuing care of angels assigned as guardians of this precious eternal spirit.

The accomplished evangelist, Billy Graham, compared the existence of God with a mother’s love, though unprovable by scientific research, yet certain and real to every human being.  This is the bond of love filled with trust and adoration. What a mother feels for her baby, connected physically for nine months, delivered through pain with joy that a longing, so innate, purposeful, ordained and intrinsic is fulfilled in birth.  A supreme gift of God to women.

My wife, a nurse, has little patience for men who speak of childbirth, knowing that something so amazing, profound, and godly can scarcely be fully understood by those who observe it only.  Still, we may pass on that which has been revealed to us as messengers and witnesses of God’s love.  No one disputes the innocence of an infant, though some may only see a loud, inconvenient, eating, sleeping, pooping baby, but I see a Spirit unbiased by ego, rationalization, hatred, greed, lies, or lust.  A Spirit that has not been overwritten by memory or crowded out by desires, plans, cares and deception.  A pure Spirit that has come from God and which will return to God after the body returns to the dust.  A Spirit still capable of connecting with the Creator and source of all love and life.

Is it any wonder that the enemy of humanity and God Almighty would seek foremost to kill this most innocent and valuable work of God, within the womb of its mother.  All wars and natural disasters together have not killed as many humans as abortion in these last days.  However, God is Sovereign and He will triumphant over every enemy.  “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations.  He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets.  A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.  In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth.  In his teaching the islands will put their hope.” (Isaiah 42: 1-4).  “I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.  But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell.  Yes, I tell you, fear him.” (Luke 12: 4-5).

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