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A Dad, a Mom, and an Infant Child

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: December 12, 2015

A contrast in scenarios…

Photo of the 6-month old child orphaned when its terrorist parents were killed after the San Bernardino attack. It was among items in the apartment when the press was allowed inside after the FBI and local authorities returned control of the apartment to the building's owner. Photo from FoxNews (with face blurred).

A young couple with a baby
viewed their mission quite divine.
Who was this husband and his quiet wife?
Unlike the Holy Family
who emerged in Bethlehem
these two misguided killers lost their lives.

And they left their little baby.
How unthinkable! How cruel!
Terror's vision is as selfish as it's blind.
In a world beset by hatred,
ISIS chills us to the bone
as we look to ancient Scripture for a sign.

Where's the peace the prophets promised?
Will this bloodshed ever end?
Is the message preached each Christmas just a ruse?
No! Emmanuel (God with us)
is that orphaned child's hope
and the means by which we make sense of the news.

See Melisa Walker's article "What WIll Happen to the 6-Month_Old Baby of the San Bernadino Shooters" on Yahoo! Parenting


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: December 12, 2015

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