Today I’m going to piggy back off of a popular blogger, Matt Walsh, who wrote something yesterday (http://themattwalshblog.com/2013/11/06/kids-react-to-abortion) that eerily echoed a post I wrote months ago but never published out of a fear of something, backlash maybe? Personal pride? A fear of people coming against me with negative comments? I’m not sure, but I guess I’m over it. My belief in the sickening injustice of what we do to the unborn of our land strongly overcomes any personal pride or agenda I may seek to maintain at this point.
In our current economic climate I think we often forget that the most productive thing we can do for our leaders is not to condemn them, or rip them apart, or sneer or jeer or use whatever form of communication we are most adept at getting our point of disgust across with, but instead if we used the simple action of prayer, reaching out to a higher power than that of our leaders and beseeching HIS intervention upon our land we may actually have the wonderment of seeing some mountains begin to move. This being said, this post is not necessarily political in nature but it is about a social problem that has become highly political for many, including myself. As most are aware, my heart breaks over the abortion issue. I do not, in ANY circumstance, condone this practice, not even in the event that a woman is raped. Rape or molestation is a horrible crime against anyone but you do not lessen the brutality of one crime by glossing it over with another.
I’ve also been vocal about the fact that this is how I vote. I know, many will call that ignorance, but this issue is at the heart of my political and personal convictions. My stance is that it is wrong - period. I look at my children, all children, my Luke and think I can’t comprehend how people believe it is ok to brutally murder an unborn baby at whatever stage of life it is in. To take this a step further, I would gamble, if someone were to explain in ghastly detail the process of aborting a baby to a child or perhaps show that same child a video of an abortion being performed – any child, not just the children raised within a Biblical household but to just about any child in the whole universe, I would bet the looks of sadness, horror and fear that would begin to be displayed upon that child’s face would make the most unforgiving proponents of pro-choice shrink slightly back in embarrassment and shame. I, for one, would not want to paint that horrific image in any child’s mind, but I would dare to guess that 100% of children presented with the cold hard facts, presented with the images, and presented with the evidence of the bloody aftermath would ask the truthful and painful question of, “Why? “Why would people kill babies?” Why would we mangle their tiny unborn bodies in a truly appalling and gruesome fashion? And why do we, the adults, allow this in a civilized society where even the children, the ‘ignorant” of us all would recognize that this is beyond comprehension and shame? When and how do we as adults not only become so desensitized to this gruesome practice but condone it in so many instances? What happened to the women of the world where we are ok with murdering our own children? Why do so many of us who claim the name of Jesus Christ even shrink back and almost apologize for our beliefs when we are called out on our convictions on this hateful practice? Why is it not only an acceptable practice for adults to engage in but also a glorified practice to raise this insidious banner of mockery and scoff at the sanctity of human life? How did this process involving killing babies gain its place of not only acceptance in our society but also a sort of high perch to look down our loftiness upon those who would seek to protect the unborn innocent? And why would any child respond this way but so many adults do not?
The answer lies in the simple fact of this – our children possess an air of innocence that we as adults often lose through aging. It lies in the fact that they haven’t been desensitized to the inhumanity and horror that this act upon the unborn portrays. And it lies in the fact that Jesus Christ himself declared, "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3. That is the truth folks, many unborn children will continue to be denied the very freedom of breath in a culture permeated with “free choice and rights” when in fact the truth lies ironically in what the little children represent, an innocence and a simplicity that Christ says must be attained before one may even enter the kingdom of Heaven.
Here’s a video clip of my Luke that I've posted before but it's worth another view in light of the subject matter. This is a child who the professionals repeatedly admonished me to “take care of and try again” in the early stages of my pregnancy. His life is amazing, His strength is amazing, He is amazing.