Many of us have spent the last couple of days reeling from the NY law that states babies can be aborted up to full term.
Some of us have defended the “gray area.” People have unfriended, spewed hateful language, and altogether ignored their friends over this matter.
The church is not insulated from this insanity.
The views on abortion vary to such a degree within the circles of those who label themselves as “Christian,” that we can hardly tell who stands for what anymore.
My stripper friends are posting about how it is murder and some of my friends from church are saying it’s not such a “big deal.”
Anyone else confused? Anyone wonder how we got to this?
For starters, it would help to do a little research on how abortion is linked to eugenics and see it for the evil it really is.
The root of the matter always matters.
Jesus was (and is still) concerned about the state of our hearts above all else.
While we cannot change others’ opinions or even the disgusting origin of systematic abortion, we can examine our own hearts.
Whatever you believe about the matter, why do you believe it?
I had a revelation today as I perused isles of toys and watched my 4 year old marvel at them. She was so excited, joyfully window shopping for almost an hour!
I followed her into every store and let her lead the way, exploring as she went….
Her happiness was as marvelous to me as the toys were to her little toddler self.
I wanted to give her the world.
But I won’t.
Not because I can’t, but because I would damaged her by doing so.
I would be worshipping her and it would escalate to bigger and more expensive toys, clothing, vacations etc. as I coxed out every last drop of happiness I could squeeze from her to make myself happy.
Which brings me to this…
We kill our babies because we worship them.
Our American culture informs us (even in the church), that babies are meant to bring us joy. If they don’t they become useless, inconvenient and disposable.
If they aren’t likely to live up to our expectations, if we hypothesize they will be “defective” in some way, then we may dispose of them. Provided we fill out the proper paperwork, of course.
After all, an idol is only as good as its ability to serve us. And idols, every idol, is worshiped for what can be gotten from it, not given to it.
You see, baby worshippers. You are the problem too; not just the “baby killers.”
“We kill our babies because we worship them.”
I have heard it said that whatever we put before God we will lose. Maybe that explains why we are losing so many babies?
It’s time to check our priorities. If you’re putting more effort into keeping your kids happy than upholding the sanctity of life, you’re dead wrong.
Well, maybe not dead but you are wrong.
The babies have the dead part taken care of for you. But not to worry, because the children you already have are being worshipped sufficiently.
Besides, who has time for saving babies when you’ve got soccer practice at five and a lavish birthday party to plan?
Grieving for our ignorance…