Children are from God
Aaron J. Dodson
Paul wrote that God’s invisible attributes are clearly seen “being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead [Deity]…” (Romans 1:20). God had him write this as a means of demonstrating that man is “without excuse” before God (Rom. 1:20c). The creation of heaven and earth are evidence of God’s power and marvelous design. Of course, someone might argue that there are many defects in the universe and in mankind and such is evidence that God does not exist. However, careful examination of both creation and Scripture demonstrate that God created all things “very good” (Genesis 1:31) and when sin entered the world so did the consequences of it including death, decay, disease and the like (cf. Gen. 2:17; 3:16-19). The thing that God created sometimes described as the “pinnacle” of His creation is human life. On the sixth day of creating God said “Let Us make man [mankind] in Our image, according to our likeness...” (Gen. 1:26). Mankind has been rightly described in this way because God declared of mankind that we are to “have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth” (Gen. 1:26). As a person reads Genesis it becomes clear that the first man and woman were mature adults not babies. What a sight that must have been! We know that since that time all have been born from a man and woman as babies. Though Jesus was not physically born from a man he was born of a woman (cf. Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Gal. 4:4) and in this He shared in humanity (“yet without sin” Heb. 4:15). On Saturday, August 29th 2015 our daughter Cheyenne was born at 6:11a.m. Mommy Lindsey experienced and endured a completely “natural” (without pain medications) birth. Lindsey described the experience with one word, “intense.” Despite the pain, to see Cheyenne born and to see mommy hold her in her arms and to be with mommy and baby through the entire experience is simply breathtaking and amazing to say the least. It baffles me to no end to think that there are many “educated” people who proclaim that this entire birth process is a result of rocks, dirt and gases (with no Divine beginning), with no logical explanation (“it just happened, no God started it nor designed it”), through long, long, long, long, long periods of “natural selection,” (billions of years) methodically created and caused all material things to exist and be perpetuated and sustained as they are now! This is what I call the “god of chance.” The One true God says “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1). To me its sad that anyone could experience all the joys of childbirth and then attribute all of it to “nothing” that came from “nothing,” that had no “divine purpose.” The One true God says “..children are a heritage [possession] from the Lord” (Psalm 127:3)! Thank you Father in Heaven NOT the “god of chance” (that doesn’t even exist).