A heart-breaking report

little Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

“Nobody loves me” — the heart-rending cry of a little boy!

One of the most tragic reports, of which there are ever so many in these wicked days, appeared in a number of news reports in very recent days. Accompanying the report was a video taken from the babycam in the little one’s bedroom which shows the poor wee child crying and lamenting that ‘no one loves me’.

Harrowing baby-cam footage at trial

When I watched the video and every time I think of it since, my heart has ached and melted for that poor little boy, wee Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, 6.

The video is actually of him but hours before he was murdered. Thomas Hughes, 29, and Emma Tustin, 32, are accused of killing the young boy at their home in Solihull, West Mids.

When I related the story to the children in Kilskeery Christian School yesterday, as an illustration of what happens in a nation that turns its back on the gospel, unsurprisingly there were tears amongst the children!

My heart grieves for the sufferings this child endured. How good it would have been to be able to tell him, ‘Yes there is someone Who loves you. The Lord Jesus loves you.’

On the basis of 2 Sam 12:23, I believe I can say he is with the Lord today, loved as he never could have been on earth.

Sadly, such events are very common today in the United Kingdom and the other nations of the world. Such wicked cruelty is indicative of the depths to which the rejectors of the gospel have sunk.

Paul said, in words familiar to many, that in the closing days of this age, there would breakout in ‘Christendom’, an evil and Satanic spirit amongst men.

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away,” 2 Timothy 3:1-5.

These descriptive terms employed by Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, may everywhere be seen in society.

In the case of little Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, is there not a terrible display of that unbelievable heartlessness referred to under the term: “without natural affection”?

I say without hesitation that those guilty of the murder of this child, are especially deserving of the death penalty.

Sadly, such righteous retribution has been outlawed in another manifestation of the godlessness of this age!