Monday, January 22, 2007

Of Anniversaries: Thirty-Four Years

It was thirty-four years ago today that the Supreme Court of the United States of America concluded that a woman has the right to have an abortion and that no state can take that right from her. Since then, women have legally hired "doctors" to destroy the gifts from God that grew inside them. Millions and millions and millions of lives have been lost because of this "right" given to women by our nation.

It is easy for me to become enraged about this fact, and I believe that I should be angry about abortion. Yet, my anger must be tempered with humility and acknowledgement of my own grievous sins against our God. Indeed, even with my horror at these murders sanctioned by our government, I must remember the words of our Savior in Matthew 5: 21-22.

"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.' But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire."

We must admit that none of us deserve anything more than Hell ... that only the blood of Jesus is capable of redeeming us before our Holy God.

But with our humble acknowledgements, we must also continue to fight, even when it seems hopeless, for these innocent lives. Proverbs 24: 11-12 says,

Deliver those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back. If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?

As Christians, we must cry out to God to give us wisdom and discretion in this battle. We must pray for the souls of the abortion doctors and women who have deceived themselves into believing that "legal" means "right". And eagerly, we look forward to the day in which there is no more death.

4 comments:

Sharon said...

Amen, brother. Good reminders. Thanks for the encouragement to keep fighting!

sharon said...

oops...for some reason I just assumed that was david. I should say: "Amen sister!!!"

sharon again said...

I guess, in light of your previous post, it doesn't much matter who gets the credit -- the whole "one flesh" thing, right?

Joelle said...

I'll second that...

"Preach it, sister!" =)