According to our culture & government she should have never been born, but thanks to the brave and selfless sacrifice of her birth mother she is here with us. Blessing our hearts with her life.
On this dark day in our nation’s history as we ponder all the precious lives lost, I can’t help but think that we might have missed it.
As the Church and Bride of Christ who lobbies against abortion…
…how many women in crisis have we given refuge to as she walks the painful journey of placing her child for adoption?
…how many children have we allowed into our homes & our families?
…how many hands have we held and tears have we wiped as women mourn and recover from their regretful choice?
…have we fought as vehemently for the lives and welfare of the already born as we do for the unborn?
…have we risked our own well being in order to rescue the perishing? Birth mothers, unwanted, neglected children, and those who have chosen not to be mothers at all.
Because really, how can we claim to be anti-abortion unless we are at the same time pro-adoption? Pro-foster care? Pro-orphan care? Pro-laying down our lives for others? If we are unwilling to be a part of the solution to their problem, how can we expect women to make the choice we desire? If we are content to allow their children to grow up in over-crowded shelters because we refuse to open our homes and our hearts, what choice do we really give them?
And while I understand that not all of us are called to adoption or foster care, we have all been given the task to care for widows and orphans in distress. We must find our part in God’s rescue mission of his most treasured ones.
This life. This gift. This choice.
“We lament the death of each child lost to abortion. We pray for each parent who has chosen to terminate a pregnancy. And we commit to become a people who welcome life in a culture of death.”
~ Common Prayer, January 22nd.
May it be so…