May the Fourth Be with Unborn Babies
Hey BF's (Blog Friends)! Thanks for stopping by. Let me lead this post with grace for all of my pro-choice friends who are here to check it out. First of all, I see you. And although we may disagree on this issue, whether you've had an abortion or support a woman's right to an abortion, God loves you, as do I. One of my favorite spiritual mentors, Pastor Scott Otis, always had this to say from the pulpit: You'll never meet a person that God doesn't love. And also...this little tidbit: God doesn't love me any more than he loves anybody else. Talk bout humbling. But love is not all hearts and hugs. It must always be about telling the truth, no matter how difficult or unpopular that truth might be.
The truth about abortion is this: The procedure kills a human being in his/her most vulnerable state and allows us--from our limited earthly perspective-- to dehumanize every life that seems inconvenient or unlovely. Elderly people, disabled people, incarcerated people on death row, terminally ill people, addicted people, people who don't look or act like we do. The truth is that we are not equipped to judge which lives have value and which deserve death. When we attempt to put ourselves in God's judgement seat, we fail every time. Which brings us back to the matter at hand: The value of every life.
I have been so enjoying Focus on the Family's 2019 pro-life podcasts and am looking forward to today's event, Alive From New York, in Time Square! You can read more about the event here. and share the event page on Facebook here. Although most of us --including me!-- won't be able to zip off to NYC for the weekend, you can be a voice for the pre-born by reading and signing the Declaration for Life here.
Here are some resources which will allow you to explore the pro-life perspective, examine your own beliefs, and perhaps strengthen your ability to defend life at all stages.