My wife and I are the proud parents of 4 beautiful children. Four of the happiest days of our lives have been the days of their birth. Unexplainable joy and gladness.
Yet how can one of the greatest joys of life – the giving of life itself, also be one of the greatest ‘problems’ of life for some – a ‘problem’ so great that it must be destroyed, sometimes even mutilated, in order to make it go away forever?
There are certainly two very different opinions, world-views, lifestyles, and values of human life at play in our world today.
And I ask myself the question… How have we gotten to this point in our history as a nation?
- How have we gotten to a point where a distinction has to be made at all for whether or not a person is in favor of life (pro-life) or not?
- Why are we even considering an alternative to life? And if there is such an ‘alternative’, can it be anything short of pro-death?
- What has happened for a society like ours to somehow think it’s okay to reach into one of the most sacred and protected places that God ever created on earth and destroy the gift that lies within?
- How have we become so calloused that the weakest among us have become the most vulnerable and unprotected?
- How have we gotten to the point that the killing of an infant outside of the womb is murder, but the literal sucking out a child’s brains or even dismemberment of the child while still within the womb is legal and protected?
- How is it that the first person’s penalty is prison, and the second has a paid profession?
- How has it become acceptable to change God’s carefully created chamber to produce life into a man made chamber to inflict death?
- How is it that there is more legal protection for certain unborn animals than there is for unborn, innocent, human life?
- How is it possible for us to call our own offspring something other than ‘human’? (I suppose that if you’re going to inhumanely pierce through the skull of the unborn or dismember them up until the point of birth and call it legal, it would be a great conflict of interest if you still called them human.)
- How can any person hide behind the word “choice” to condone murder? (People can call it whatever they want to salve their conscience or to justify their position, but when it still requires the murdering of a growing human life, there is no title or name that can justify that.)
- How can so many people in our nation suppress their own conscience to accept the lie that this atrocity is acceptable and that this industry is about anything other than selfishness and greed?
- How have we become okay with wombs becoming tombs?
These are questions that I struggle to answer.
With nearly 1 out of every 5 pregnancies in America ending in abortion, how have we as “the greatest nation on earth” come to the point where it has become socially acceptable for a mother’s womb to be the most dangerous and deadly place to live in our country?
At it’s core, abortion is not simply a rejection of life, but ultimately a rejection of God.
Abortion is the rejection of God’s beautiful plan and process of bringing life into this world.
Abortion minimizes the God-given gift of human life to nothing more than a disposable choice.
Yet the development process of life in the womb has the fingerprints of God all over it.
This makes it very difficult to reconcile the idea that those who support and defend the abortion process personally know and understand the God of the Bible. (at minimum, they terribly misunderstand Who He is)
Those who know and understand who God is also know and understand the great works that God does, including the miracle of life.
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all. Ecclesiastes 11:5
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Romans 1:21
For thou hast possessed my reigns: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works… My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139:13-16
My heart grieves for the unborn children. My heart breaks for America. My heart yearns for a return to a culture of life.
May we pray for those who have been deceived, and those doing the deceiving. May we pray for the women who have, and are, suffering because of this atrocity.
May we never back down.
May we never be silent.
May we never stop calling it exactly what it is.
May we never become complacent towards the culture of death all around us.
May we never stop speaking for those who can’t.
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