Why do some kids have Down Syndrome?
Here's the answer:
Down Syndrome is a condition where a person has an extra chromosome.
Down Syndrome is a lifelong condition and those who have it cannot progress at normal stages. There is nothing wrong with kids who have Down Syndrome. God loves them and you should too. Kids with Down Syndrome can make great friends. If there is a kid with Down Syndrome in your class, be a friend to them and invite them to play with you on the playground or sit with you at lunch.
Kids with Down Syndrome are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). God loves them and cherishes them. We need to extend love and kindness to all people, including those with Down Syndrome.
"So God created human beings in his own likeness. He created them to be like himself. He created them as male and female" (Genesis 1:27).
"You created the deepest parts of my being. You put me together inside my mother’s body. How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. What you have done is wonderful. I know that very well. None of my bones was hidden from you when you made me inside my mother’s body. That place was as dark as the deepest parts of the earth. When you were putting me together there, your eyes saw my body even before it was formed. You planned how many days I would live. You wrote down the number of them in your book before I had lived through even one of them" (Psalm 139:13-16).
"God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life" (John 3:16).