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© Abortion: Peace & Prayer
There Are Two Sides To Every Coin
As much as I do not enjoy engaging in the debate about abortion, God has encouraged me to write this and I feel this particular point of the subject needs to be discussed. Don’t stop reading before I say what I’m going to say because there’s a lot more to this opinion than you might be expecting and I believe everyone could benefit from listening.
I do pray that those of you who are reading this would be peaceful and that your eyes would open to the Spirit of God. We’re all entitled to our own opinion but we are not entitled to attack or to be hateful…
There’s a new Planned Parenthood Clinic in our area and it has been protested since the idea first went public. To be fair, let me first say that Planned Parenthood Clinics are not just abortion clinics but provide women’s health care services as well, including STD exams, cancer screenings, and birth control options. However, one service that appears to be missing is a mandatory counseling service for women, whether it’s for preventative care or abortion services. But I’m not going to get into that here…
Apparently there were protestors at the City Commission Meeting. I hear they were holding graphic pictures of aborted babies. Some people walked out of the meeting but of course the protestors stayed, and well, protested. “The babies are torn apart, limb by limb, then crushed and sucked out with a vacuum. There is proof that the babies are in fear – their heart rates increase, (nearly double actually) sensing danger, and they try to run and hide, but of course to no avail.” That statement appears to be factual, according to various research.
I am a Christian woman and a mother. But I’m also not blind to the facts on both sides of the fence. I am pro-life. But sometimes we make wrong decisions in our free-will (especially those that are lost) wrongfully thinking we’ve made the right decision for ourselves. I just pray more mothers make the right decisions.
Babies are life. Life comes from God. We don’t know better for ourselves than God does. While we may not know the reasons why a woman would choose to abort: fear; rape victim; fatal maternal or fetal disease, etc. we can clearly see there are countless reasons why a woman may feel trapped in a corner and see no other alternative.
I don’t want to see another neglected or abused child – ever. So for those of us who are so passionate about protecting life, please, we’d all be more useful in using that passion, time and energy to be of better support. The words you use and the actions you take could very well save or lose a life. You can’t force morals on anyone or remove fear through aggressive behaviors and language. In fact, it would more likely lead to the opposite of saving the life or lives you’re supposed to be fighting for.
It would be more beneficial to be supportive to the care of baby and mother by coming together to create, provide and support various types of services, such as counseling and referrals, basic needs, housing, education and employment services, financial and emergency services, etc. because apparently there aren’t enough. This statement is written in seriousness, not in mockery. It's not impossible to do. Prayer and passion are all you need.
Matthew 25:40 (NIV) The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Life comes from God and there are so many reasonable options where abortion should never be one of them. However, we cannot be the judge to those women for the choices they make and we also will not (and don’t have to) understand why. That’s ultimately between themselves and God. God is the only One who’s entitled to make judgment.
John 8:7(b) “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
At one point in my life, I was blind. I faced that fear. But now my eyes are open to the Spirit and I have a better understanding. My job - our job - is to listen, to comfort, to reason, and most importantly of all, to PRAY with and for them. Being angry doesn’t help. Shouting words of hate doesn’t help either. It’s also not Christ-like. Too many protestors claim Christianity while shouting words of hate, but they don’t realize that they themselves are blind as well. They have forgotten that Jesus Christ does not condemn. He would speak with them and bring them the Light of God. He would pray earnestly on their behalf and on behalf of their babies. But He would not attack or hate or pass judgment. He would love mother and baby to life.
We need to be prayerful. Yes, God has called us to save His people and that of course includes the babies, but He certainly did not call us to do evil works in His name, and when you threaten or intimidate those women, those behaviors comes from the evil one – Not God. Let’s try talking instead of yelling and let’s pray instead of manipulate. Listen first then give her Light and provide her with available resources - be willing to help in some kind of way. Most of all stay in prayer! God hears you. He hears and sees all of us.
In Jesus' name I pray one day abortion will cease to exist and child abuse will cease to exist because everyone will be brought into the Light that only Jesus can provide.
James 5:16 (KJV) 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
*God bless everyone*
"Beautiful Life" -- Trip Lee feat. V. Rose
Hans Zimmer - Published on 3 Nov 2012
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