Tuesday, April 5, 2011

God sends little babies...

“In 1809 men were following with bated breath the march of Napoleon and waiting with feverish impatience for news of the wars. And all the while in their homes babies were being born. Who could think about babies? Everyone was thinking about battles…. Yet which of the battles of 1809 mattered more than the babies of 1809? We fancy God can manage His world only with great battalions, when all the time He is doing it with beautiful babies. When a wrong wants righting, or a truth wants preaching, or a continent wants discovering, God sends a baby into the world to do it. While most of the thousands of precious infants born every hour will never be known outside their neighborhoods, there are great souls being born who will rise above their surroundings. One mother gives us a Shakespeare, another a Michelangelo, and another an Abraham Lincoln. When clouds of error need dissipating and spiritual darkness needs penetrating and heavens need opening, a little infant is born.”

H.M. Bareham, 1909

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