A Poem for the Crying, Coming Children (Video)

Here on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, many of us are mourning the loss of 50 million babies to legal abortion in the United States since 1973. To help the mourners, and to give hope in Jesus, Desiring God has put together this video especially for today.

There are biblical reasons for believing that all infants who die will be saved. This poem is a celebration of their wrecked and rescued lives. It is an invitation to believe in the grace of God and to act on behalf of the helpless.

God is the ultimate actor in life and in death and after death. And we are created to join him in acting on behalf of the children. “We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works” (Ephesians 2:10).

We were made to rescue the perishing — the guilty perishing from hell, and the innocent perishing from murder. The earliest known Christian document outside the New Testament said, “Thou shalt not murder a child by abortion nor kill that which is begotten” (Didache, 2.2).

Now is the time to venture something new. Will you dream with me? Let the poem make your heart soar with The Children to where vision is born.


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John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books.