“Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed saying, ‘Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.’ He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure.” Psalms 2:1-6
Oh Lord, You see the vain plotting of those in the world who do not understand You. Father, they are deceived and do not know what they do. At one time, we may have even joined in their depraved chorus. Lord, open the eyes of those cloaked in deception. Father, may they see the truth to avoid Your judgement. May their words be turned from bringing death to speaking life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
I recently read an article in a popular teen magazine that brought tears. Not tears of joy or even sadness, but tears of pain. My heart ached for the one who wrote the article and for those who would join in applauding her exposé.
In the article, the writer gave advice to friends of teens who are about to have an abortion or just had an abortion. Her ideas for comfort included a variety of superficial gifts that boasted to aid the physical ailments after her “procedure.” What this author disturbingly missed and what so many in the world fail to accept is that no amount of physical effort can comfort the pain of the heart ripped in pieces from this “surgical procedure.” As women, we were called to bring forth life, not destroy it. Everything about abortion goes against nature. It goes against our natural instinct to protect and nurture the life inside our womb. However, pro-abortion groups constantly insist there are no emotional, mental or spiritual ramifications for abortion—only a medical procedure.
In fact these groups would have us believe that not only is it no big deal, it is also the new normal. The depravity astounds and defies sanity. I wrote a post on how one in three or four women in our churches have had an abortion. My reason for this post was to bring awareness that there are 1 in 3 or 4 women in our churches who have abortion-wounded hearts and need healing. About a month ago, I read an article from a pro-abortion group that also brought up this statistic but not for the purpose of bringing awareness of healing. Rather the goal was to show that abortion is normal. The very thought makes this heart cringe in pain. To think of destroying the life of the unborn as normal is barbaric and should not be considered a viable viewpoint.
However, there is hope. In the past month, legislation in the house and acts by our new President have proven to be consistently for life. There has been a shift in the atmosphere and where there is a shift, there is bound to be turbulence. We can expect to see more pro-abortion groups and those who support them to come out speaking in support of abortion. It is important to pray for these people. Pray for the Lord to open their eyes and hearts to His truth. Pray they see the hurt caused by abortion –as an unborn life taken and the mother and father hearts devastated. Pray for life to continue to win and for the hope of light overcoming the darkness to spread from this shining city on a hill to the vast domains of the earth.
As later on in Psalm 2 it says, “Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.” Amen.