Sometimes things happen in the world that make your heart totally and completely break. This week one of those things happened. Abortion was taken to a new level with late term abortion becoming law by the New York state government. I’ll never forget the video I saw of those in the state senate applauding this bill as it was being passed. It is a sad day indeed when men and women can be happy about killing innocent babies!
I have to say, I am so heartbroken over this law and the fact that other states are looking to implement it in their jurisdictions as well, one recently calling for a step worse, infantcide, killing babies afer they are born!
I have talked to a few people about this issue. The reactions of godly people I know have been righteous indignation for sure. The way people chose to express that feeling is what I’d like to talk about today.
One of my closest friends told me, “I can’t look at it. I can’t read about it. I don’t want to talk about it.” Abortion, especially the kind of abortion that is now legal, is such an evil murderous thing. I surely can understand my friend’s sentiments as I myself have scrolled past stories about the issue. Sometimes I feel like my heart just can’t take it another minute!
It is overwhelming to us, because as Jesus followers, God has called us to choose life! “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live” Duet. 30:19 The issue isn’t made any clearer than that! Choosing life is a non-debatable issue for God. We are not asked to choose life, we are commanded to choose life