Baby rescued from sewer drain

May 28, 2013 — 2 Comments

A remarkable story from China is making its way around the internet. A newborn baby boy was rescued from a sewer pipe after his parents flushed him down the toilet in an act of apparent infanticide. You can read the whole story here.

In an instant the brokenness of the world came into focus in a new way. It brought to mind, for a brief moment, the sentiment a pre-conversion C. S. Lewis captures in a line of his poem “In Prison” published as part of Spirits in Bondage (1915).

He wrote, “I cried out for the pain of man, / I cried out for bitter wrath / Against the hopeless life that ran / Forever in a circling path / From death to death since all began;…”

Lord, have mercy.

 

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  1. More on Chinese sewer baby « Jeff Gissing - May 29, 2013

    […] More details are emerging about the mother of the now famous Baby No. 59, the newborn who was rescued from the L-bend in an apartment toilet yesterday. For more details on the original story, go here. […]

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