Ever since the draft opinion was leaked from the Supreme Court concerning the possible overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 there have been riots and protests as people “demand my rights” and others are seeking to protect the rights of the unborn children. Do the rights of our Constitution extend to all people? When do we “count them as people”? What does God reveal to us about babies still in the womb? Does He count them as people?
Psalms 139 reveals to us a God who is intimately involved with our lives, even knowing our thoughts. Nothing we say, do, or think, is hidden from His sight. Verses 13-16 of this Psalm show us that God is the one who “knits us together”in the wombs of our mothers. It is God who makes all of the delicate parts of our bodies. We are known before we are born, for God creates and designs each one of us just as He wants us to be.
The prophet Jeremiah was told, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. ..” – Jeremiah 1:5a NLT.
In Luke 1:39-45, after the virgin Mary was told that she would be the mother of the Messiah she went to visit her close relative Elizabeth, who was old and thought to be past the years of having children. Through God’s intervention she was pregnant with John the Baptist, who heard Mary’s greeting to Elizabeth and leap with joy within his mother’s womb. The baby in the womb heard the sound of Mary’s voice.
Just because these little human beings can’t speak up for themselves, does not make them less human. They are a gift from God to us a reward from Him as it says in Psalms 127:3.
Next is the often unspoken regret felt by mothers who’ve had an abortion or been forced into it. My wife and I found a letter from a teenage mother to her unborn child that was aborted. It is a sad letter of regret to her aborted child. It says,
“Dear Baby,” …
“Hey sweetie, I’m writing this as a very big apology – Hopefully when the day comes for me to pass on God will forgive and I can deliver this to you. I am very, extremely sorry for not giving you a chance to be a person of this big world. It’s hard but if you make the right choices you’ll make it.”
“Hopefully you’ll get another chance if it’s possible. I love you. And I ‘m pretty sure your daddy loves you, too. Even if he doesn’t show much. He can really be a great person. You would have liked him.”
“You must be most beautiful up there. My baby! I’m truly sorry. I wish I could take it back. It would have been wonderful to have a little boy or girl like you in my life. I really get upset when I think about what a horrible thing I did. But I’m trying to change my ways so one day I might see you in Heaven. Just apologizing and saying I love you.”
Your loving mom,
“I’ll never say Goodbye because hopefully I’ll see you someday.”
That is the text of a letter written years ago and found where this young woman had lived. Why does our society insist on putting young people through this kind of suffering by high pressuring them into aborting their unborn children? Have we become like ancient Israel that the prophet Isaiah spoke about in Isaiah 59:12-15? It says,
“For our sins are piled up before God
and testify against us.
Yes, we know what sinners we are.
13 We know we have rebelled and have denied the Lord.
We have turned our backs on our God.
We know how unfair and oppressive we have been,
carefully planning our deceitful lies.
14 Our courts oppose the righteous,
and justice is nowhere to be found.
Truth stumbles in the streets,
and honesty has been outlawed.
15 Yes, truth is gone,
and anyone who renounces evil is attacked.”
Has our society denied that we are created by a holy and all powerful God? A God who knows everything and knows what He is doing? Do we really think that by yelling and protesting in the street we will be able to stop the justice of God when He comes to visit us?
I pray we will come to our senses as a nation and realize that every person, born or unborn has a right to live, to grow, and to prosper. May God forgive the sins of our past as a nation and grant us mercy, for who can endure His wrath?
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