I have recently began questioning how to handle the abortion issue from a different perspective. I'd like to ask you to join me in looking at this with spiritual eyes instead of carnal eyes. In the carnal we look at it through the knowledge of good and evil. That cursed tree that sends us into a legalistic rage if someone disagrees with what we call good or evil. The Law is a long list of dos and do nots. There are many who use the Law and dig deep into the Law making it even harder to bear. If we focus on what others proclaim as good or evil then I believe we make them into a god in our lives. You know, a god who decides what is right and what is wrong, good or evil, and just how much grace God will show to others. Idolatry is not a pretty thing.
Who are WE to dictate how much grace God gives? We know he gives grace to the humble. So how do we become humble in regards to abortion? Are all women walking in the front doors, going in with a proud and haughty spirit? I would think most of them are walking into the doors with fear and despair. Who do they see as they walk into those doors? Are they met with legalistic 'Christians' who preach the Law at them? In their attempts to discourage a physical life being taken from the womb, what are they doing to the spiritual life of those ladies? What does a woman think about when she is discharged out the back door? How many actually walk out of there with no feeling at all and glad to get it all over with as if she just tossed out a dirty napkin? How many walk out with more fear and despair that now has the legalism heaped on top.?I wonder if they fear running into those picketers on their way out.
I was talking to my brother-in-love about this. I shared with him how God transformed my heart in this after seeing a speech by a man who said this (with a sad yet sarcastic tone)
"I'm sorry I'm a Christian. I'm sorry I preach condemnation to you in front of the abortion clinics instead of hugging you when you go out the back door."
My brother-in-love replied with this:
"If more people were at the back door hugging them, more women might go to the back door for counsel instead of going in the front door."
I don't condone abortion. then again, I've never been faced with that decision though. I believe those babies are with Jesus. What better place to be born than directly into the arms of Jesus Christ? Knowing they enter His arms is such a great peace for me. But what about the women? I wonder how many were humbled by what decision they made? God gives grace to the humble. He also came to save people, not condemn them. The enemy is the accuser, I'd rather give grace than accusation.
Just some thoughts I wanted to share with you. I pray you'll consider hugging them next time instead of condemning them. How about you hug them as they go in and hug them as they go out? SHOW them God's grace.
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