We all know that giving gifts to those we love brings joy. Every Christmas parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles lavish the children in their lives with Christmas presents—small or big, expensive or inexpensive. Giving gifts is a sign of love.
I’ve experienced working in a toy store and had the pleasure of seeing many adults come in and pick out the perfect gift for a child, putting thought and affection—not to mention an economic investment—into their gift. The children who receive those gifts at Christmas are loved. They are wanted.
I ask myself why it is that some children are not.
Why is it that some children in the womb are awaited with joyful expectation while others are considered a curse to be rid of? Does the number of presents under the tree decide which child has worth and which child is worthless? Do wanted children have more of a right to life than those who are unwanted?
Abortion takes away the life of a child because that life is not wanted.
My wish this Christmas is that each child be loved regardless of the sacrifice it might take to give them a chance at life.
My wish this Christmas is that all children be wanted for who they are, regardless of the circumstances in which they come because every child is precious.