Recently the left celebrated the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Who did not celebrate this monument to “individual freedom” were 55,000,000 (that’s 55 million) individuals who were never born because of Roe v. Wade. That’s over a million children a year for four decades that never saw the light of day. These were carpenters, artists, doctors… some with brilliant minds who might have cured diseases or made any number of astounding contributions. Discarded for convenience…
Recently Obama surrounded himself with children (living children) to promote his upcoming attacks on the Second Amendment. He called them “the most vulnerable” in our society. Really? If Obama’s plans come to complete fruition (let us pray that they don’t) the left claims it will save upwards of 7,500 lives over the next several decades… vs. millions he is willing to let die…
We Christians catch a lot of grief defending the rights of children to be born; children who are wanted desperately by adoptive parents. But the world says we don’t “respect the woman’s right to her body”; not that we do respect the lives of the innocent.
We Christians also catch a lot of grief when we theorize that perhaps our national woes are because we have turned our collective national backs on God and are now suffering the consequences. But I admit, I feel this to be true; abortion being the greatest of our many national sins against God.
Abraham Lincoln said as much concerning American slavery over a Century ago “If God wills that [the war] continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s 250 years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, ‘the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”
Lincoln also said, “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.”
I have to admit I don’t live up to that latter ideal. I have malice towards those I see perpetuating the great sins of our nation; especially the sin of one million plus dead children in just the past year. I have malice toward those do not or will not see the right that is obvious.
I do hope and pray they see the error of their ways. I pray for wisdom which (I believe) would result in repentance (change). Failing that, I pray that their days in power be numbered and few.
For myself, I pray for the same. Wisdom, though it is sure to bring sorrow; Obedience, though it is sure to bring scorn; Faith, for I do not know His plans; and Patience, for I do not know His timing.
[Hat Tip: Columns from Cal Thomas & Marvin Olasky greatly influenced and contributed to this blog posting.]
Don’t make light of the Lord’s discipline, and don’t give up when he corrects you. For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child. As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father?