THE  CHILDREN  WITH  NO  CHILDHOOD!


IT  WAS  A  HEART-BREAKING  PROGRAM  TO  LISTEN  TO—— CBC  RADIO [CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION] RECENTLY,  IN  JANUARY 2019.


IT  WAS  ABOUT  THE  CHILDREN  OF  THE  WORLD,  WHO  HAVE  NO  CHILDHOOD!  


THEY  ARE  IN  COUNTRIES  OF  CIVIL  WAR  AND  WHATEVER  ELSE,  WHICH  MAKE  FOR  A  LIFE  AS  A  CHILD,  FAR  FROM  HAVING  CHILDHOOD.  THEY  HAVE  NO  IDEA  HOW  TO  LIVE  AS  A  CHILD;  THEIR  SURROUNDING  SITUATION  MAKES  IT  IMPOSSIBLE  TO  BE  A  NORMAL  CHILD  GOING  THROUGH  CHILDHOOD.


THE  NARRATOR   WAS  A  CBC  JOURNALIST  WHO  HAS  BEEN  TO  THE  COUNTRIES,  WHERE  CHILDHOOD  HAS  BEEN  TAKEN  AWAY  FROM  CHILDREN.


SHE  DESCRIBED  IN  SOME  DETAIL  THE  OUTWARD  APPEARANCE  AND  ESPECIALLY  THE  FACES,  OF  CHILDREN  WHO  HAD  NO  IDEA  OF  CHILDHOOD;  FOR  MANY  REASONS  IT  WAS  NOT  AVAILABLE  TO  THEM.


TEARS  FILLED  MY  EYES  AS  I  LISTENED  TO  HER  COMMENTARY.


I  PRAYED  A  SILENT  PRAYER  AS  JESUS  TAUGHT  US,  “THY  KINGDOM  COME,  THY  WILL  BE  DONE  ON  EARTH  AS  IT  IS  IN  HEAVEN.”


THIS  CHILDLESS  CHILDREN  IS  BUT  ONE  AREA  THAT  IS  MISSING  IN  THE  WORLD,  FOR  FULL  HAPPINESS,  JOY,  AND  PEACEFUL  LOVE.


I  JUST  THINK  BACK  TO  MY  CHILDHOOD—— BROUGHT  UP  IN  A  NATION  OF  PEACE,  OF  PLENTY,  OF  SO  MANY  THINGS  TO  ENJOY;  THE  LOVELY  PARKS;  THE  HOLIDAY  TRIPS  TO  WONDERFUL  PLACES;  THE  FUN  OF  LEARNING  TO  PLAY  SOCCER  AND  CRICKET;  THE  FUN  OF  ATHLETIC  SPORTS  IN  MY  SCHOOL;  THE  FUN  AND  LEARNING  STUFF  IN  THE  “BOY  CUBS”  AND  THEN  “BOY  SCOUTS”—— THE  FUN  OF  LISTENING  TO  MUSIC  AND  LEARNING  TO  PLAY  A  MUSICAL  INSTRUMENT;  THE  FUN  OF  SCHOOL  FRIENDS,  BIRTHDAY  PARTIES  AND  JUST  DOING  FUN  THINGS  AND  INTERESTING  THINGS  WITH  FRIENDS.  I  THINK  OF  ALL  THE  GIFTS  I  WAS  GIVEN  FROM  MY  PARENTS,  RELATIVES  ETC.  SMALL  THINGS  TO  BIG  THINGS  LIKE  A  BICYCLE.  HOW  I  REMEMBER  THE  THRILL  OF  GETTING  A  NEW  PAIR  OF  SHOES.  HOW  I  REMEMBER  SAVING  UP  FROM  MY  POCKET  MONEY  TO  BUY  MY  FIRST  GUITAR  AT  AGE  11.


O  MY,  ON  AND  ON  MY  MIND  GOES  THINKING  BACK  THROUGH  MY  CHILDHOOD.


NO  WONDER  I  HAD  TEARS  IN  MY  EYES  LISTEN  TO  THIS  JOURNALIST   LADY,  TELLING  OF  HER  EXPERIENCES  BEING  IN  COUNTRIES  WHERE  CHILDREN  HAVE  NO  CHILDHOOD.


SADLY  IT  WILL  REMAIN  THUS  IN  SOME  PARTS  OF  THE  WORLD,  UNTIL  JESUS  COMES  AGAIN,  TO  ESTABLISH  THE  KINGDOM  OF  GOD  OVER  ALL  NATIONS.


BUT  WE  ARE  PROMISED  A  RESTITUTION  OF  THIS  PITIFUL  STATE  OF  SO  MANY  CHILDREN  HAVING  NO  CHILDHOOD.


ISAIAH  11: 11-9


A Branch from David's Line; Out of the stump of David's family will grow a shoot—yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root. 2 And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 3 He will delight in obeying the Lord. He will never judge by appearance, false evidence, or hearsay. 4 He will defend the poor and the exploited. He will rule against the wicked and destroy them with the breath of his mouth. 5 He will be clothed with fairness and truth.


6 In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard and the goat will be at peace. Calves and yearlings will be safe among lions, and a little child will lead them all. 7 The cattle will graze among bears. Cubs and calves will lie down together. And lions will eat grass as the livestock do. 8 Babies will crawl safely among poisonous snakes. Yes, a little child will put its hand in a nest of deadly snakes and pull it out unharmed. 


9 Nothing will hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain. And as the waters fill the sea, so the earth will be filled with people who know the Lord.


THIS  IS  A  PROPHECY  OF  THE  COMING  MESSIAH  JESUS  BACK  TO  EARTH.


O  YES,  A  NEW  AGE  IS  TO  COME—— AN  AGE  WHERE  CHILDREN  CAN  BE  CHILDREN!


IF  YOU  LIKE  ME,  GREW  UP  IN  A  SOCIETY  WHERE  CHILDREN  COULD  HAVE  A  CHILDHOOD,  THEN  YOU  LIKE  ME,  WILL  PRAY  FOR  GOD’S  KINGDOM  TO  COME.


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