Grief hangs over the world like a midnight shadow today. The violence and political upheaval in Kenya is claiming the lives and futures of thousands of innocent children. Why do we universally sacrifice our children at the first sign of challenge to our own self interest? From Herod’s destruction of the innocents following Jesus’ birth, to the annihilation of millions of children during the Holocaust, and throughout human history, our insatiable craving for absolute power and control has expressed its demonic obsession by abusing, molesting, torturing, and killing our children. There is no appeasing this demon.
Today, widely available medical technology has enabled us to carry our mad lust insidiously even into the womb. We routinely suck the life out of millions of pre-born infants worldwide. Lord Jesus, deliver us and save our children.
Herod was furious when he realized that the wise men had outwitted him. He sent soldiers to kill all the boys in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, based on the wise men’s report of the star’s first appearance. Herod’s brutal action fulfilled what God had spoken through the prophet Jeremiah:
“A cry was heard in Ramah—
weeping and great mourning.
Rachel weeps for her children,
refusing to be comforted,
for they are dead.” (Matthew 2:16-18)
Why do we destroy our children? And why do we pass our demons on to the ones who survive, cursng countless generations forward? What is it about our dark cravings that drive us to violate, corrupt, and murder our own offspring? This has got to stop.
But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. (Matthew 18:6)
Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said: “With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again. (Revelation 18:21)