Tomorrow is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. It is a day we should never forget. It is a day for us to take a stand for what is true, right, and just. It is a reminder that there are those among us who cannot speak for themselves--and so we must speak up for them.
I have been acquainted with a few situations regarding abortion. In one case, a coworker opted for abortion in order to keep her boyfriend. In another case, a sister in the Lord revealed a past secret in order to try saving another baby's life. I know some young women who have bravely carried a child nine months, only to give that child to a childless couple. Or, they made the decision to raise the child, no matter what society said. Those young women are my heroes. I know several couples who are the grateful parents of adopted children. In every one of these situations, the reality of the sanctity of life has become even clearer to me.
In the psalms, it is written, "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward." (Ps. 127:3) To me, this speaks volumes about the tragedy of abortion. We are losing the lives of precious little ones. But also, as this verse implies, we are losing our heritage! That is so grievous to me.
My dear friends, let us remember to pray for the young women who face the decision of life v. death every day. Let us not judge them, but pray for God to bring caring, loving individuals into their lives (maybe even us?) to point them in the right direction. Let us pray for those who have already chosen abortion. They need God's healing touch. Let us pray for the boyfriends, husbands, etc. Let us pray for the grandparents. Let us pray for the doctors and nurses who work in the clinics. Let us pray for our heritage: those little ones whose lives are at stake.
"I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live..." (Deuteronomy 30:19)