Hopeless, it seems. Everything. Seems. Hopeless…For the unborn. Even the biggest and most respected Christians have their bad day but this has been a messed up year. With every step gained, we had to take two backward. I will never understand how anyone can say that unborn human life is not more important than any other piece of legislation in the history of EVER. Human life has been reduced to less than EVERYTHING in every statehouse in America.
After the Sandy Hook shooting, we are up in arms – and should be – over 20 children being gunned down in a public school. BUT where was the uproar over the other 4000+ unborn children that died that day from murderous chemicals, dismemberment from cold surgical instruments or vacuumed out of the womb a limb at a time? Where is the uproar for these unnamed children that won’t know birthdays, graduations and weddings? Are they lesser humans than those that died at Sandy Hook?
Are we only moved to give a crap about life after birth? Think about that when you hear on the news about pregnant women getting their stomachs cut open and their nearly term baby taken from them or horrific car accidents where drunk drivers take the lives of both the mother and unborn child….everyone says MURDER then, not ‘it wasn’t a baby yet’.
Being a prolifer is harder than ever with every setback and every trip and fall. It surely seems there is no end to the suffering of those that try to save lives of the unborn; we cry at night, we pray and we have unending mourning over the loss of life AND the hopelessness of it. Will it ever end? The reality is that abortion may never end until the Lord comes back but what about the mom that is left behind with an empty womb? Where is her hope? Who will show her Jesus? ANYONE??? The cold reality of it all goes home with her.
That being said, being a prolifer is one thing; being in Prolife Ministry is quite another. My spirit was reawakened with the reality that women and girls will abort no matter what our efforts were to deter them and counsel them with the reality of human life growing within their womb, no matter what the circumstances are. BUT they will abort. They need to see us at abortion facilities but what they really NEED IS A SAVIOR.
There is hope in Jesus, not in secular law. Because of secular law, we have untold MILLIONS dead from abortion, but in Jesus we a have a Savior that welcomes each and every aborted child with unending love for Eternity. In Jesus, we have forgiveness and hope after abortion. Only Jesus.
Still, there are those times of feeling hopeless and ineffective to these moms and their unborn children. The weight of it is heavier than you can imagine….then God told me “ENDURE” – that His Mercy endures forever and we are called to endure all things until it’s time to come Home, “Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” [Psalm 106:1, KJV]
Freeing. If anyone is called into Ministry, you search the Scriptures for answers and comfort…but ironically it’s usually for yourself first. I need Jesus just as much as the non-believer. I need to see the hope to come because while we are still in the ‘captivity’ of this world we are told to endure for a while…everything we do in His Name is never in vain:
‘The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the Lord of hosts: for the Lord is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the Lord.’ [Jeremiah 33:11, KJV]
Today, another 4000+ unborn children will be aborted in the United States; well over 150K worldwide. Sorrow and guilt will be in our lives forever as post-abortive moms but we do have hope and mercy in One that endured more than we EVER will: “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the CROSS, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2, KJV
My discomfort here is nothing compared to what Jesus endured for each one of us, born and unborn. He died for all of us – ‘Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.’ 2Timothy 2:10, KJV
I endure, until the end.