This morning, President Barack Obama delivered a poignant speech at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He spoke about the 6 million people who were killed simply because they were “different.” He said that we must never forget the genocide and make sure it is never repeated. He rightly stated that ,“The World has too often failed to protect the innocents.”
I agreed with what he said, but there is a heartbreaking irony in those words. There is a modern-day Holocaust that has taken more innocent lives than the combined total of every World War. More than 40 Million and another victim added every twenty seconds.
These innocent lives were not ended because they were “different” but rather simply because they were “inconvenient.” Our modern day genocide is a legalized infanticide that we call…Abortion.
As a Christian, I don’t see abortion as an issue of political preference any more than I see the atrocities of the Nazis as simple politics. The Bible clearly teaches that an unborn child is a person, created by God in His own image with infinite dignity and purpose.
To redefine life and give our tacit approval to the mass killing of the unborn in the name of forward-thinking political correctness, I believe we have given away part of our own humanity and broken the heart of our Creator.
Here are a few important principles for several key groups of people:
To the Women who have had an abortion God wants you to know that you are loved. Because of His Grace we are never defined by our sins or mistakes. You can be made whole and find physical, emotional and spiritual healing in the arms of the one who created you.
To the Women who are considering an abortion please choose life. Regardless of the circumstances that led to your pregnancy, life is always precious and life is never a mistake. Whether you give your child life through adoption into a loving family or your raise your child yourself, you will never regret your decision to bring your child into the world.
To all of us let’s unite in prayer. Let’s ask God to have mercy on our nation and world for allowing this travesty to continue for so long. Let’s work together to reverse the unjust law that makes this practice legal. Let’s do more to protect the “innocents.”
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13…Thank you, God, for the Gift of Life.