A girl child has not been the one hoped for in many countries and cultures.
A healthy boy has been many times more valuable during our history.
History tells how Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans threw away the unfit children.
There are many findings of newborn skeletons in the sewer systems of the Great Antique Civilizations.
Both Plato and Aristotle argued that parents should not let disabled and unwanted children to live.
Such children should be left to die at birth or later on in life.
A Roman husband had the choice to leave his child to die during the first days of the infant’s life.
It is a new way of thinking to give value to just any human life.
To value human life, simply because it exists.
It is one of the characteristics of Christian way of thinking and the teachings of the Christ.
During His years here on the earth Jesus exalted the value of children to unknown heights.
According to Paul there is no difference between men and women, Jews or Gentiles, or slaves or free men in Christ.
The unique value of each and every person has been the motivation thriving the Christian work throughout the centuries.
The Christians know and acknowledge the Golden Rule, to do to others what we want to be done to us.
The world around us is suffering; there is poverty, hunger, violence, wars, and loneliness in abundance.
Our calling as Christians is to help all the people.
To defend the unique value of each and every person and the righteousness in our society and neighborhood.
We cannot change the world and help everyone.
But it is good to remember that great rivers are born from little creeks.
We can make a difference where we are, right now.
Our church can bring hope in Christ and His love to people around us.
I can bring His courage to the people next to me.
Peace in God gives the foundation that everyone needs.