Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Righteous YES

God, your Redeemer, who shaped your life in your mother's womb, says: "I am God. I made all that there is..." Isaiah 44:24

I woke up this morning to the continuing coverage of the heartbreaking story of injury and loss in Aurora Colorado. Yesterday and today my thoughts are with all whose lives have been so cruelly altered or destroyed by the choice of one man, whose own family must be crushed by the enormity of his actions.

It truly was The Dark Knight. Twelve innocent people dead. More than five dozen wounded. So many who had purchased a movie ticket but became instead a major news event. Shock and sadness. I pray God's comfort and healing.

I had another thought this morning.

Another thought about innocents.

I could not keep it away.

How horrified we were to watch the scene unfolding of the brutal death of twelve. How blind we have become to the savagery inflicted on one of every four babies conceived.

In procedures that pull limb from limb, crush tiny skulls and destroy spines, in horrific "procedures" that stab into the heads of living children and suck out their brains, we have murdered our offspring. All with the help of the courts, paid for by our government and encouraged by our public schools and the media.

The death of twelve moviegoers halted two presidential campaigns, cancelled a major Paris premier, caused our national flag to fly at half staff over the White House and all government buildings and eclipsed the Olympics. The deaths of millions of tiny aborted voices, the extinguishing of all those infant promises is less than a whisper.

Shame on us.

I will not preach on about this at this moment. America has become tone deaf in matters of faith and morals. Some may have deleted this blog already and dismissed it from their thoughts. I will instead offer you a simple contrast between the sacred and the profane. A contrast between a Divine view of children and the view of those who fail to see the Creator in the mirror or in the womb.

Judge for yourselves:

I will pour my Spirit into your descendants
and my blessing on your children.
They shall sprout like grass on the prairie,
like willows alongside creeks.
This one will say, "I am God's". Isaiah 44:1-5 MSG


Any reason we have for choosing abortion is a good reason.
These are our bodies and our lives.
No one has the right to force us to have a baby,
or to punish us for liking sex.
Non-profit, Coalition for Positive Pregnancy web site "Just Say Yes"

"YES" is a word that has many meanings.

I am going now to phone John David and tell him again how much I love him and how dearly I treasure his life. I can do so because when a pregnancy surprised me I said one particular kind of "YES". I wanted a baby but he could not have come at a more inconvient time.

What we say "YES" to personally and nationally will speak to the future and determine what kind future it will be.

God help us to be brave, generous and good.
Let us offer whatever help we may for those in Aurora.
One life lost is still too many.


Coalition for Positive Pregnancy (a misnomer)

Facts on abortion from pro-life site

2 min video In the Womb

Do You Know About The MIRACLE? (Beautiful)


  1. For many years, I was deeply involved in pro-life work. As you may remember, with God's leading and help, I founded & directed a maternity home in Trumbull County for four years & fought local Planned Parenthood offices tooth & nail. . . Circumstances which I cannot go into here led to my untimely leaving. However, I still carry a heart-throb for the unborn. Every child that is murdered, torn-apart, and abused, breaks my heart, and the hearts of millions of other women, who, like me, cannot bear their own and long to hold a sweet newborn in their arms.

    God so graciously blessed us with one newborn son(I Samuel 1:27-28 "For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord.”). After 10 years and a second mortgage, we were able to adopt two siblings in Brazil. All the while, it has not been without the bitter thoughts that, despite our best efforts, abortion murder continues; Planned Parenthood thinks it has won, and the blood of the innocents still cries out. I still "preach the message" & one day, "As surely as I live, says the Lord,every knee will bow before me;every tongue will acknowledge God." (Rom 14:11 ESV)-RLS

  2. I have had those never-born babies on my mind lately. I think about the day my not-yet-born (at the time) son smiled during the ultrasound EVERY time his father and I and the ultrasound tech laughed in the room. While I stare at my newborn's impossibly tiny feet, I think about not-much-smaller feet that won't walk this earth. It's one of the worst lies told to mankind, that these are not babies. -K