I want to say that God loves every woman who has ever had an abortion. He is gracious and forgiving and Jesus’ sacrifice is great enough for all. I have met women who carry great guilt and shame from their hard decision of having abortions and they need love and support. I have heard stories of Christians standing at the front doors of abortion clinics to picket, but not standing at the back door where the broken women comes out. For that I apologize that the bride of Christ is acting more like the ugly stepsister.
I also would like to share that my heart is broken over the decision for the state of New York. I feel as if I cannot ever share anything online because it will come off as offensive or misrepresent the Jesus that I know and love. However it is also not ok to walk on egg shells in fear. Please know my heart as I share this, in hopes to encourage unity in choosing to support those who come after us.
Full-term abortion might be called progressive, but I do not see the removal of the next generation as moving forward, I see this as eliminating the history that could be made. I walk into daycare classrooms with many different students each day and can tell you that I see the personalities, learning capabilities, love, and potential in infants to the age of 5. I truly believe this is not about if we are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, this is a matter of how we view life. I want to say that your life has purpose, my life has purpose, and their lives have purpose. Every race, age and gender has purpose.
If I was one of these babies, I would not my life to be taken from this world before I had an opportunity to make a difference in it. So for the sake of the next generation of firefighters, doctors, teachers, pastors, musicians, counselors, scientists, presidents, and parents, I am sharing a post to pray. Pray for those in power to truly think about this and research on how to best share if you have concern.
You may disagree with me, but if we truly are in a place where everyone has a voice, I would like for mine to be heard too. I find it baffling that a man who has never been a father is so supportive of taking away one of the most precious gifts that he has never experienced himself. But you know what, God loves him to.
I will walk in love, but I will also walk in truth. The truth is that abortion at any phase is taking human life. I was convicted that the thought of full-term bothered me so much, because it all should bother me equally. I watched this video that is non-graphic by a doctor who has performed many abortion and shares of the process for a 3rd trimester abortion procedure. It is difficult to watch these things, but it is important to understand the reality of what is happening. I love you and I pray that we can all stand for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast. From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God. Psalm 22:9-10