“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
This was a message that the Lord gave Jeremiah, but does it not also apply to us?
As I watch the news or look on any social media site, I am dumbfounded by the amount of violence, protests, marches, walks, riots, and movements. Now within these are various issues; I only want to talk to you about one of them. I also want to take this moment to point out that these are my opinions, views, and beliefs. I am not speaking on behalf of anyone nor am I saying that other opinions, beliefs, and views are invalid. This is simply how I feel about all of this. I don’t know what the other writers on this blog think or feel about this. I only know my heart and this is what’s on it.
The issue I want to talk about is quite controversial. It’s uncomfortable and is the cause of many arguments. It is abortion.
I know that many women, and some men for that matter, will argue that a woman has the right to do whatever she pleases with her body or argue that a fetus or embryo isn’t a “real” baby yet. Well, let’s take a minute and look at what God told Jeremiah. Before Jeremiah was even formed in the womb, God not only knew him but had a plan for him. Jeremiah had a purpose. Think about this. If God knew Jeremiah before he was a “real” baby would he not also know each of us? I did not say that God knows every Christian or believer. He is the beginning and the end. Would it not make sense that He knows every person He puts on this earth, believer or not? Like every single person. He knows me. He knows you. He knows the kids that I might have years from now. I have a purpose, you have a purpose, and those future children have a purpose. But what happens if one child dies? This may not seem consequential. It’s just one child, right? But what Martin Luther King Jr.’s mom decided she didn’t want to have him? What if Abraham Lincoln’s mom decided she didn’t want children? What if that one child would have been the child that could lead thousands of people to change the world or lead thousands to Christ? But because of “my body my choice” or “it isn’t even alive yet” that child never had a chance.
Some women may argue that they aren’t ready mentally or financially to bear the burden of having a child. Or maybe they just plain and simple don’t want to have a baby. This does not mean that their child doesn’t have a purpose! Women every day watch people march and protest for the right to kill innocent children and wonder when they can’t even have one of their own. Maybe it is your child’s purpose to be the start to a family that thought they would never have one, to bring joy and happiness to people who will love and protect that child until the end of their days.
Protect. Let’s talk about that word real quick. There is a song, “Jesus loves the little children of the word…They are precious in His sight…” What do we do when something is precious? We protect it. We don’t give a priceless antique vase to someone so that he or she can try a brand new sledgehammer on it. God gives us the precious gift of children. It is our job to protect them! If there is anything I know about my God, it’s that He doesn’t make mistakes. He loves all of his creations and has a purpose for them. We may not always know what this purpose is, but I promise there is one.
If we should protect the children, should we not also protect each other? You don’t put that priceless antique vase in a cabinet that is missing screws. You make sure it won’t be harmed. We should be doing this for each other as well. Instead of attacking those who don’t see eye to eye with us on issues such as this, we need to be loving towards them. Instead of protesting and judging, we should be offering help, comfort, compassion, and love. We need to be an example for the rest of the world.
So yes, I am pro-life. Yes, I believe that all babies are real and alive from the point of conception. Yes, I believe that every single one of us was created for a purpose. And yes, I will act with kindness and love towards you even if you believe something different than I do.