A careless moment can change more lives than just your own, and change them forever.
Someone ran a red-light in Harrison Township Ohio, “T-boning” a van with a mother and baby. The baby, still safely strapped in her car seat, was thrown 25 feet from the scene of the wreck.
The baby was face down, with her eyes closed when a rescuer found her. Baby Madison then opened her eyes, and smiled. She came away from the ordeal with just a bruise.
I couldn’t help but think of the parallel of how babies are “thrown out” on purpose daily. Their crime? None; in fact they are completely innocent, a state we are in only when we are children.
We can choose to have that innocence again, in one way, and one way only. That is, to accept the sacrifice of the sinless son of G-d who paid the penalty of sin for the entire world.
This gift is not a license to sin though. We need to try to be a little better the next day than we were the day before, constantly examining ourselves and trying to become more and more like Christ.
To not try, is to mock the sacrifice, belittling it even.
Revelations 22: 14-15
Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
I don’t have to tell you, that we live in a culture of lies, and death. What separates us from Muslims who can lie if it serves the purpose of Islam? What separates us from the Muslims when we exterminate the most vulnerable and innocent among us?
“God does not make mistakes. I tell people that all the time. When things happen, it’s all in His will,” Madison’s relative, Rhonda Moody