Christmas, what an amazing time of the year, so much to celebrate, and yet even in these last few days we here of great tragedy, particularly relating to children..at a school in a city called Peshawar (Pakistan), and a home in the city of Cairns (Australia). When we consideration such harm of the innocent and defenceless, One is so deeply saddened, and perhaps angry.
Yet, these verses from the Bible, so often recited at this time, come to life..
For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:11,12).
Why..because here we are reminded that the God of the universe, the Son of God, Emmanuel, saw on earth there was a mother and father who He knew would protect Him, nurture Him, and make a #Stand4Kids. He came to earth as the most vulnerable of all human life, and while fully God and yet fully man, needed parents to protect Him, and standing the gap for Him at a time where life was so fragile.
So God knows there are mothers and fathers (modern day Mary’s and Josephs) who will rise up and protect His most precious gift to us…life as revealed through a child. It is time to seek the Lord, and join with Christ in intercession for children. Raise a standard, and in love, the power of God, and care, defend the defenceless. So many vulnerable attacked in homes and schools, and life even ended before it began.
Satan certainly fears what this generation that is now coming will do, but in these last days God ‘will turn
The hearts of the fathers to the children‘ (Malachi 4:6a), and cause a mighty move of love to defend such life. Our Father in heaven will defend the new born (Revelations 12:5), and those who nurture and protect (Rev. 12:14,16). Even His angels joining in the victorious battle for life.
So mothers and fathers, seek God’s help, make a #Stand4Kids, and #Pray4Kids. Even the shepherds and wise men will be brought to together and join in this call.