The Meeting of the Babies

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“When the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.”

The current population of Kenya is approximately 48 million people.  Sadly, since the United States legalized abortion 45 years ago today, an estimated 60 million Americans have been killed before they had the opportunity to be born.  We pray to God that this holocaust will not come to Kenya.

At the present time Kenyan law still protects children in the womb and the Kenyan people have a high regard for the lives of children, but there are many influential voices in the media and among western “aid” organizations that propose the elimination of poor children as a solution to poverty.

As we train pastors in east Africa, we seek to equip them with the biblical truth regarding human life.  As my class studied Luke last term, we made special note of the unborn children in Luke chapter 1.  Our Lord Jesus was truly our Lord Jesus, even in His mother’s womb.  John the Baptist was truly John the Baptist, even in his mother’s womb.  Luke tells us, “When Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby (Greek: brephos) leaped in her womb.” (v.41)  Then Elizabeth said, “When the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby (Greek: brephos) in my womb leaped for joy.” (v.44)

The biblical Greek word for baby in Luke 1 is the same word used elsewhere for babies who have already been born.  For example, in Luke 18:15 we read, “Now they were bringing even infants (Greek: brephos) to him that he might touch them.”

Jesus loves all the little children, both the ones who have been born and the ones who have not yet been born.  He makes no distinction.  As we reflect His love, we will do the same.

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