For the past few months, I have thought a lot about becoming a mother. Don’t get too excited – I am not pregnant or anything. However; I have had a few moments recently where I thought “Do I even want to bear a child and bring her/him into this awfully unjust world that we are living in today?”
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, you should understand where I’m coming from. It seems like the world has gone mad! The killing of three beautiful passion-filled young people (in America!) because of their religion! The hundreds of Christians fleeing for their lives in Iraq and Syria. And let’s not forget the 21 Coptic heroes who died for what they believed.
I know I sound a bit extreme, but when you see what is happening around us, the normal (human) thing to do is to develop fear and anxiety. To start doubting God exists, and to lose hope in humanity.
But I want to say one thing: GOD is good! He is good and faithful even in the hardest and most painful times! He loves us even when we don’t deserve to be loved!
As sad and angry as I feel about what is happening to humanity, I recently saw a video that restored my faith in this world, and made me treasure life. It is the smile on the face of a little Assyrian girl from Iraq telling her story of God rescuing her from ISIS. It made me say, “I would be more than happy to have children (at some point) as long as God gives me the strength to raise them the way this girl’s parents raised her!”
P.S. Make sure you have tissues in hand when you watch it here.