by Robert Nakamoto

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God . . . and without him was not any thing made that was made . . . And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us . . .” (John 1: 1, 3, 14). The Word, Jesus Christ, who created all things that were created, came to earth as a human embryo. He spent months in his mother’s womb before being born in a stable in Bethlehem.

Every year mothers in this country make a life and death choice about their unborn babies. But before that day of choice concerning their unborn baby comes, there was a long, long series of choices that had already been made. It began when that parent-to-be was born. The parents had the choice of diligently teaching their precious little son or daughter to fear God and obey His commandments or something less.

A choice was made about whether to spend time studying God’s Word, the Holy Bible, or something less. A choice was made about attending a church that truly sought after God’s will or something less. Choices were made at thousands of churches to either teach the little children just how serious life and its eternal consequences really are or something less. Choices were made at those churches to faithfully preach God’s entire Word or something less.

Somewhere along the way choices were made about whether to confess that Jesus was the Messiah and to believe that He rose from the dead or something less. The choice was made about whether to love God with one’s entire being or something less. A choice was made whether to truly present one’s body a living sacrifice to Almighty God and to submit to God’s laws, including sexual morality, or something less. A choice was made about potentially becoming a parent united in marriage or something less.

Finally came that day when the woman learned that she was carrying a child. In this land of abortion, the mother had to choose whether to nurture, protect and love her child or settle for something less. When it comes to God’s precious gift of children, do not accept something less than He intends for you. If you have or are settling for something less, remember the Son of the Living God offered His Life to give you the chance to exchange that “something less” for eternal life. When it comes to your walk with God, do not embrace something less, lest on judgment day you find that you have eternally settled for “something less”.