Hello, there! I’m Christopher, which you should have known if you saw my cute little green logo. So, let me not distract you from the following post. I hope you like it! I’d love to hear your thoughts after you’re done reading it! Enjoy!
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What?!? No devotion or review?
Well, you see, I’m breaking format for today (you would have known if you have read the post I posted on Monday) to give you something a little different.
A week or two ago, me and my parents listened to an Adventures in Odyssey episode #749: The Dropbox, originally released to the Odyssey Adventure Club members. It is the story of Pastor Lee Jong Rak, who makes it his mission to save babies who are abandoned. Most of the babies abandoned are from single mothers who don’t want to be seen or whose babies with birth defects, so the mothers or the mother’s family would drop them off in an alley. Pastor Lee creates a way for a box connected to his home to let mothers drop off their babies in secret. It is a financial struggle for the pastor and his wife. Their family grows and grows, because the pastor and his wife welcome each and every single child that comes their way.
In time, the government steps in, not to stop the program, but to help and extend the program. Because of the increase of dropping of babies, many, many babies are waiting to be adopted.
It is so sad that people would people would decide not to keep their babies. In the Odyssey episode, one of the major reasons was that because some of them were disabled. Of course it is tough to parent a disabled child, but is that a reason to possibly kill them?
Kill! Yes, now I’m angry! Why do people commit abortions? I just don’t get it! It is so stupid!
I heard that one reason why people commit abortions is because the doctors tell them that their baby might have genetic problems. So the parents go for an abortion. ISN’T THAT JUST PLAIN CRAZY? My work book said that doctors can be wrong and the parents might have killed a healthy child. Still, it is so wrong to kill a deformed baby.
Each and every single baby is a blessing from the Lord. A deformed baby may be a burden, but that child still needs to be loved. You may never know how much a deformed baby may change one’s heart, like in the Odyssey episode.
Now, let’s talk about the people who commit abortion. There are a few people who are involved. The first one is the mother and possibly the father. The mom decides she doesn’t want to keep her child. The second is the doctor, who performs the abortion. And there may be others involved. It’s a serious business that should be “aborted!”
Abortion is so very bad. It is an act of destroying one who is a special and unique creation of God! It is murder. Legalizing it was one of the biggest mistakes in American history.
A baby. Soft, small, cute, vulnerable. When they enter our world, it is our responsibility to care for them (and we need to care for others). They can’t help themselves. We can. They need to be loved. We can provide that love. Not anyone else. The baby in your hands is a member of your family. Why would you want to break that tie?
A baby. One who was created by God. One who is as special as you. Love that precious soul. No baby is easy to handle, defects or without them. That child is your flesh and blood. I would love that child with all my heart.
A baby. One who has a right to live. This is something that really upsets me. The Supreme Court ruled that a “fetus” does not have a right to live. WHAT? So that means all of us don’t have the right to live? (I am not speaking theologically, really we do not have the right to live, but God let us live.) That is a form of discrimination! People are out of their minds!
Wow, we really need to care for young life. They are the future of the world and we need to give them proper care.
I would like to take the time to talk about my younger siblings.
Cornelius is almost ten. We have lots of fun together. We laugh, talk, and joke together. He rolls his eyes when I start talking about stuff he’s not into and I roll my eyes when he starts talking about football stuff that I just don’t get. He is not perfect, but I love him and he is my brother.
Ruth just turned eight. My sister loves writing and is caring. She also likes playing football with my brother. She is a wonderful sister.
Heather is four. She still has some trouble pronouncing words properly, but that creates her charm. She also is caring and loves hanging out with Cornelius and Ruth in their room. She is a great sister.
My fourth sibling is a brother. But I have not seen him yet. The baby was conceived about 18 weeks ago.
Surprise! It certainly was quite a surprise to me. I thought Heather would be the baby of the family. But that is not to be.
I was quite surprised, also, at the timing. You do not know our situation. You see, my parents don’t have their masters degrees. So they are studying online and are also working full time jobs. My mom was so busy when she started her masters classes that she didn’t do any classes for a span of a year. But now she’s taking class after class. She has to prepare for her job, do her best in her masters class, make meals for her family, and make sure she is not wearing herself out and to protect the baby.
We always try to give her as much support as much as possible. We help her do some of the chores and always makes sure she has a good night of rest. And we always try to encourage her.
The news of the baby is exciting! But there are those who don’t take it so well.
My Korean grandparents detested the idea of my mom having a fourth child. So we all expected the same reaction from them with number five.
So, last Saturday, my grandpa asked my mother how she was doing. She answered that she’s doing fine. She’s still working hard on her masters and her job. “But there’s something you need to know.” She broke the news. My grandfather said some regrettable things and could barely communicate with her.
My mom still didn’t tell my grandmother yet. And I totally understand. Grandma said some really harsh stuff to my mom when Heather was on her way.
Since they live two hours from us, we had to drive to their place and back home. And on our way home, my mom burst into sobs at intervals. She remarked that she wished her parents were more supportive.
We desperately need your prayers. First off, we need the baby to be healthy. My mom is working very hard and all that work could be stressful to the baby. And also we need my grandparent’s hearts melted. They are not Christians and do not understand how much joy a baby can bring. But even though they might see that joy, they worry more about convenience than a new life. If we make them to be so, every child could be a huge burden. But we should be able to accept any changes God puts in our way and accept them with joy. Please pray that my grandpa won’t be upset anymore and please pray so that my grandma won’t be angry when she does hear the news.
This baby is waiting to be cared for. As a family, we shall provide that. But it will not be easy. We need your prayers. Thank you all who are reading this and who are praying.
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Hello again! I’m so happy you finished reading my post, and, boy, do I hope you liked it!