Aug 17, 2012


I read this article and i was outraged.  How could a woman this far along kill her babies??  She was halfway there to holding those sweet babies in her arms. I am angry.  I mourn those innocent lives. 

The media makes it sound as if these girls getting abortions have no value for human life.  Yep...pregnant..don't want it...abort it.  So easy, but was that decision really that easy?  We will never know.

I am sure she agonized over that decision for weeks.  After all, she was 20 weeks along.  By that time, she had seen those 2 babies on a screen for her 18 week ultrasound.  She felt those babies moving around in her belly.  She could rest her hand on the top of her belly.  She knew those babies were there. I imagine she walked into that abortion clinic battling a war deep within her soul.  I imagine she is popping pills at night just to keep the nightmares away.   

Why did God allow those babies to be murdered?  This is a question i always come back to when i think of life's hurts, habits and hang ups.  God is not a Father in heaven who is organizing the murder of his children.  God doesn’t do that. That’s not how God works.  God remains good. And God is so good that he rules over evil, and he uses it for good.

My question is what are we going to do about this?  I'm not sure about you, but i am tired of sitting on a pew posting on facebook about what upsets me.  Goodness gracious, we can rattle the whole Christian community and organize them by the masses to show up at Chick fil A.  THIS IS JUST AS IMPORTANT!

I wish i could wrap my arms around this young girl and tell her about Jesus.  Jesus has the power to change her life.  We need to pray and we need to start being some Titus 2 ladies.  Stop with the judgement and pointing fingers.  It's not US against THEM.  We need to come alongside younger women before they are pregnant and love on them. 

I work with youth girls week in and week out and guess what?  We have a whole lot more youth girls than we do helpers!!  And i go to a church that has 900 people.  I KNOW collectively churches are hurting for help in their children's/youth areas, and it's not just my church. 

That 13 year old girl that is sitting by herself, she has a Mom in prison or her Mom is strung out on drugs--She needs US.  But what happens when we are not there?  She falls into the arms of the first boy that whisper he loves her and a few months later she is standing in line at the abortion clinic.

We need to be the hands and feet of Jesus because lets face it, society is failing them.  School is failing them.  Their parents are failing them.  Jesus will NOT fail them.  Standing outside an abortion clinic with a sign does NOTHING people.

God uses the arduous parts of life, the painful, traumatic, straight up messy, grievous parts of your life, to reveal himself face to face.  God is so much bigger than abortion. God is 100% sovereign. He uses evil for good, though he’s not the author of it, he’s the ruler over it. He has a definite plan, he knows the future, and we can trust him.

Collectively we need to pray and get off the pew and do something to save these lives....the spiritual life of the Mom and the physical life of the baby.  Jesus gives life. 

Lets stop being religious, devout, nice, moral, spiritual people.  We need to get messy.  Christ's death was messy.  The gospel is for "messed” up lives, for those experiencing heart-ache, pain and sorrow.  And there is power in it. 

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