Publish by Elder K. Clark
It is normally accepted among Churches to believe babies are too young to understand God’s plan for their lives. However I’d like to draw your attention to at least three events in the bible where infants are noted to more intelligent then they are given the credit.
(Gen 25:21-26) Isaac prayed hard to GOD for his wife because she was barren. GOD answered his prayer and Rebekah became pregnant. But the children tumbled and kicked inside her so much that she said, “If this is the way it’s going to be, why go on living?” She went to GOD to find out what was going on. GOD told her, Two nations are in your womb, two peoples butting heads while still in your body. One people will overpower the other, and the older will serve the younger. When her time to give birth came, sure enough, there were twins in her womb. The first came out reddish, as if snugly wrapped in a hairy blanket; they named him Esau (Hairy). His brother followed, his fist clutched tight to Esau’s heel; they named him Jacob (Heel). Isaac was sixty years old when they were born.
(Gen 38:27-30) And it came to pass in the time of Tamar travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb. And it came to pass, when Tamar travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.
(Luke 1:39-44) And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
In order for infants to wrestle in the womb over who will rule over the other they must have some understanding. If this is true then babies are more intelligent and comprehensive to the world then we suppose. Tamar’s had two sons Pharez and Zarah, during the delivery the two battled over who would be born first. The battle was so great that Zarah put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, this came out first. But to their surprise Pharez was born first and they called his name break out. John the baptizer while in the womb leaped for joy at the voice of Mary. This means infant can respond to us in a very real way. It means they can detect voices and sounds and comprehend them. This also means babies can show emotions of happiness, sadness, anger, and joy in the womb. It has been proven that babies have the ability to choose one favor over another in the womb. The point, babies maybe innocent but they aren’t without understanding as some would care to believe. They can be taught God’s way in the womb.