“For thou hast possessed my reins:
thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:”
(Written years ago, this article was discovered in a notebook among many other notebooks. That I found it in this time of history is interesting. Laws concerning abortion have been passed to the degree that there seems to be no understanding or value of life anymore. The more laws, the more power is given to men and women to decide who lives.)
This was not written to judge those who have had abortions but to speak to a generation that sees nothing wrong with abortion. I ask the following questions to make some sense of the practice of deleting life according to man’s standards.
I use the plural pronoun, not that we all have considered abortion, but as citizens of a nation that has accepted it and made it a normal practice
What are we aborting?
To abort means we have the power to prevent human life from developing in the womb.
Not to abort means we believe that what starts as a seed planted in a physical body will develop into human life.
However we think about it – there is the potential of a full life in a fetus.
Why would we want to abort?
– because we have the power to make this decision?
We also have the power to choose life for one which has no power of its own.
Is it because we would have to bring up a child on our own?
Perhaps this is the means of God’s grace to show us His provisions for us and for the child.
For those who are single — is it because we would have to face the truth of our sin before God, our family, and friends? (This question can only be understood as we know God’s standard for intimacy with others.)
This could be God’s timing to bring us in faith and repentance to Him. He loves, forgives, and proves His care and provision in all things.
Some may say, “Because I have a miserable life.”
It does not have to be that way. This may be God’s plan to start a new life.
There is Help!
There are organizations that support women through pregnancy, for the mother to keep the baby or to consider offering and blessing a family through adoption.*
I would encourage the first and best thing: to keep a baby, to accept God’s provisions of faith in Him through His Son, Jesus Christ, to love and bring up this baby in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). There is no greater blessing than for Him to love a parent and a child, for the mother (and father, if willing) to know His love and to love the child as He loves.
There is a great purpose and a promise in carrying a baby full term. It is believing God is the creator of all life and has given this child as a blessing. He uses even our faults and mistakes for His purpose and His glory.
I pray that the Lord will do a work in hearts to allow Him to lead through full-time pregnancy and to bring children to Him for His instruction and joy.
*If you need help to determine if you are pregnant, want an ultrasound, or considering an abortion, please check at the bottom of this link to find a pregnancy resource center near you. A mobile service is available in some areas.
(IF YOU ARE PRO-LIFE, CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TO YOUR LOCAL PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER.)
For a look at the truth of Planned Parenthood, please see the movie Unplanned scheduled in theaters on March 29, 2019.
Dear Father, we are in need of your Spirit’s conviction; to understand your will for our holiness. We need to know you as the giver of every seed of life and the sustainer of what you give. Search us and know our hearts. try us and know our thoughts. Turn us to confession, repentance and true life in Christ, in whose name I pray. Amen.