Skip to comments.40 DAYS FOR LIFE - DAY 31 - ABORTION IS ALWAYS A TRAGEDY.
Posted on 03/19/2010 12:49:11 PM PDT by Faith
"They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters... and the land was polluted with blood. Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against his people, and He abhorred his heritage; he gave them into the hands of the nations, so that those who hated them ruled over them. Their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their power. (See Psalm 106:37-43)
Pray for opportunities to share with an abortion- minded woman that the newness of life she is seeking is found only in Christ.
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.
-- 2 Corinthians 5:17
REFLECTION - by Carmen Pate, 40 Days for Life
An unexpected pregnancy is perceived by many young women as the end of their life as they know it. News of an unexpected pregnancy pulls the rug from under her well laid plans.
Sadly, these women may choose abortion as a matter of self-preservation, believing that an abortion will help return life to normal and give them opportunity to start anew.
They don't see abortion as killing a child, but rather as saving their own life. Of course, abortion will not bring the newness of life they are seeking, but instead will bring death to their child, lifelong regret, and unexpected -- possibly devastating -- consequences to their own life.
Abortion will be the choice made if we don't meet them at the crossroad between life and death with a better way.
Almost without exception, these young women are looking for love, acceptance, and to be valued.
In their efforts to have those needs met, they have become promiscuous. Most, if honest, will admit the needs were only met momentarily, if at all, during their brief encounter, and afterward the needs returned unmet.
The truth is, only Christ loves them unconditionally with an everlasting love. Only Christ will accept them as they are, and only Christ sees them for their true value in Him.
He has a perfect plan for each woman and her child if only she will allow Christ to transform her life as she surrenders to Him.
No, an unexpected pregnancy is not the end of life, but rather can be the beginning of two beautiful lives if God's plan for them is given opportunity to unfold.
Heavenly Father, you give us a new song, a new purpose, a new direction, a new perspective.
You remind us that the thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but Christ came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly.
Give us boldness to share this Good News with those at the crossroads. May they choose life for their children and enjoy newness of life in You. Because of Christ we pray, Amen.
Open your mouth for the speechless,
In the cause of all who are appointed to die.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And plead the cause of the poor and needy.
(Proverbs 31: 8-9)
Give us the courage to stand strong in this spiritual battle, for as we defend the most innocent of Your creation, You defend us. Expose the lies and deceit of those who encourage others to destroy life. Make us alert to all that is not established in Your truth. As we struggle against the culture of death, may our hearts be rooted and grounded in the life of the Savior, in Whom we have the assurance of victory. We pray this in the Name of Your Beloved Son. Amen.