There’s so much people want to do to make sure their children look the part. That they are the best version of themselves. Every person wants their child to be perfect in all aspects of life. Everyone wants to change the outward appearance and even the genome makeup of our DNA is altered to create perfection on the outside.
But we miss the important parts of it all. We are a people who look at ourselves and wonder how we can be better, do better, and it’s not us but also our children who come after us.
We say we want the best for our children but has our best gone too far? Are we asking for too much of our children who are already on Earth, getting ready to make their arrival, or our future children?
This entire thought came about while watching “Human Nature” on Netflix. Scientists were first talking about how CRISPR came about. CRISPR is Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. A family of DNA sequences found in the genomes of prokaryotic organisms such as bacteria.
CRISPR will pinpoint the exact nitrogenous base that is not supposed to be there and change it to what it’s supposed to be to make you normal without any issues.
As the film continues, you begin to understand how dangerous all of this can become if used incorrectly.
This autoimmune gene makeup, to me, is a very powerful discovery and used improperly for unnatural reasons can cause unnatural occurrences that can’t be corrected once done.
CRISPR can also help with creating the perfect baby. How does this work? Cas9 is an enzyme acting like a pair of molecular scissors capable of cutting strands of DNA.
This film got me thinking, how do we always find something to make people happy and interested temporarily but never look at the deeper underlying issue?
These questions arose for me: What about the psychological part of all of this?
People are only thinking about having smart kids. You want your kids to automatically come out of the womb knowing the solution to quantum physics so there is no work to be done on their part.
People only look at the short term picture of these things and not the effects they will have long term.
People don’t think about how their child’s psyche will actually be affected by all of this. These kids still have to go to school. They will still have bullies, something in their bodies will still not function properly. There are also issues that may arise, such as this change not having the outcome you (the parents) have expected. Your child’s character will still be the same as you and your significant other. No matter how hard you try to redistribute or remake the DNA cells, there will still be a hairline of an important structure.
What you’re trying to do is eliminate all problems but if that problem is fixed, there’s always going to be another problem.
Think about who your decisions are truly benefitting.
Prayer: Heavenly Father,
I pray that people see the error of their ways. I pray that they truly understand what they are doing and they seek you first before making a decision on anything in their lives. I pray that we accept our weaknesses as they can’t be changed but what you have us to do with our weaknesses through you, is remarkable. I pray that we lean on you and not our own understanding, that we seek you and your righteousness and everything will be added to us. You are our light. You are our foundation. You are our friend. Our life. You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. You will never leave us nor forsake us. I pray we leave everything to You and in Your hands.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.