We had only been married eight months when we learned that we were expecting our first child. It was joyous news for us and the excitement, along with trepidation, was a bit overwhelming. Our trepidation came from my being a Type 1 Diabetic — we knew from the get-go that it would be a high risk pregnancy…yet still exuberant joy out weighed the fear!
After four short weeks of excogitating hope, came despairing grief! Our dreams were violently shattered and our future looked so dark. How? How could One hoped and dreamed for be taken without notice?? I didn’t know what color eyes or hair the baby would have??? Who would he or she look like???? Would he be a doctor or lawyer or a preacher?? Would she find the cure for cancer, dance in the ballet, or live her life on a foreign mission field? We would never know…”the Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be His name!”
Our baby’s generation was now down one — God had other plans…it was His decision and not ours…and He didn’t even consult with us. His will was perfect for our child and for us! What of those who have been snuffed out of a mother’s womb violently, viciously, and saddest of all intentionally!?! What of those who were taken without regard for God’s will?
Ravi Zacharias once said:
Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay. Not only does sin have consequences, but also each time we sin, we reinforce a pattern that becomes harder and harder to break.
Abortion is not a “new” thing in this ole’ sinful world. It has been taking place for centuries. However, the legalization of abortion is new! The sins of the father and mother can now be extinguished in a matter of minutes under a “doctor’s” murderous greed. An innocent child can be visited with horrendous sin before the first breath is drawn, and all because a woman should have the right do what she will with her own body…irrespective of God’s will!
Yet, all of this is at what expense to a generation or God’s sovereign plan? According to the World Health Organization (“WHO”), every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day. In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion  , there are over 3,000 abortions per day. http://www.worldometers.info/abortions/
Re-read those statistics! FORTY to FIFTY MILLION abortions WORLD-WIDE! In the US, four in 10 pregnancies are terminated by abortion! This is staggering!! Out of 40 to 50 million babies, how many preachers, scientists, or doctors did we allow to be murdered? Consider the ramifications if Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Galileo, Alexander Fleming (discovered Penicillin), Frederick Banting and Charles H. Best (discovered insulin), or Marie Curie had all been aborted?!
We have sanctioned the death of the unborn child! Now Ireland is going to jump on board, “come forward in society,” and legalize the wanton murder of their unborn children too!
What are we doing??? How can we sacrifice our children so that a woman (of which I am) can have the “right” to do with her body as she wills? Who have we killed?? What of God’s will?? What of God’s image — after all, Scripture says that we are created in His image?
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
Sin has taken us very far — it has ushered us even closer to the gates of hell. May God have mercy!
* If you are expecting and have found yourself with an unwanted-unplanned pregnancy, there is hope and help! You can find a Crisis Pregnancy Center by doing a search on the internet and they will provide for you a free pregnancy test and in some cases a free ultrasound, along with resources to help you make the wisest decision for you and your baby. If you would like more information and cannot find it for yourself, please send me an email or private message on Facebook and I will help you find a Crisis Pregnancy Center in your area. God loves you and has a plan for you and your unborn child. Blessings!