Hear My Heart About Abortion
Whenever I share posts on my social media like the one above, people suddenly become quiet. I get it: a high percentage of women have had an abortion, and everyone knows someone who has. It’s a delicate issue, and we have to handle with care. But do we have to be silent?
I admire the women in my life who are forthright about a past abortion. They can discuss that season of their life with humility and evidence of spiritual and emotional healing. The women I’m thinking of know Jesus and know that He is their Healer.
Many people in America think that Christians want to condemn women who have had an abortion, but that simply is not true. “… there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ” (Romans 8:1). We want women to know they are loved, accepted, and forgiven when they confess their sins to God. We desire that women have complete freedom in Christ, and that includes no shame connected to a past abortion. Christians understand that humanity is sinful- all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God. There is no one person who is the exception. There is a prescription for our fallen state- Jesus Christ. He took the sin of humanity upon Himself, died on the cross, and resurrected on the third day. His promise to all who believe is full forgiveness of sin, removal of sin’s stain, and eternal life in Him.
When you become a receiver of the free gift of eternal life, you can’t help but breathe life into every circumstance you encounter. Although my nation accepts, legalizes, and even uses tax-payer money to support abortion and abortion providers, I will always stand against that injustice and defend life. I can’t help it. Life lives within me. Everything that I look at through the reality of my Lord Jesus within me sees life and contends for life.
Silence is as much as a killer as those who lay their hands to the work of extracting innocent life from the womb of a mother. Therefore, we who are loved by God lovingly speak in defense of life.
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute” (Proverbs 31:8).