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Life Is Precious

"Jonathan David Jones," a poem by Rebecca Jones, recounts a parent's emotions prior to the birth of her son who is not expected to live:

The firstborn son belongs to God.Most can be redeemed, for a price.But you, Jonathan DavidGod snatches you and leaves usempty-handed, empty-wombed, empty-hearted.We've stormed the throne to buy you back,offering our very life for yours.We've pled before the Judge:"His life belongs with us.His parents could know joy,the doctors awe.Our faith would blossomand our love grow bold.Dear Father, if you had a mind to heal,You could heal his brain with a word."But the ...

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