Here it is, almost 1:00 am, and I have not gotten a wink of sleep. There is something weighing on my heart that I just have to say. Again, this is another really touchy subject. Big surprise, huh? Abortion. I saw my daughter, Eden, wiggle and move at 5 weeks in the womb. She even had a heartbeat! I am now 12 weeks pregnant, and there is no doubt in my mind that the child within me has been created by God. I would give my life for this baby if it meant saving his or her life. That goes for both of my other beautiful girls as well, and I mean that with all of my heart. I know that a lot of people have made up their minds on this subject, and the only person who can persuade them is God Himself. I do pray for those of you who have made the decision that the life within a pregnant woman is not really a life of a child. I pray for hearts to be softened on this subject. But that is not what has truly been bothering me tonight.
What has been really weighing on me is hearing many men and women call themselves pro-life, but then say “except for cases of rape or abuse.” Let’s talk about giving rape victims a free pass to murder a child. Let me ask you something. Do you or do you not believe that there is a human child within a pregnant woman first trimester on? It is simple, either you believe that there is only a clump of flesh or a child that has been created by God. If you truly believe that a child has been created then the mother (no matter what her circumstances) nor anyone but God Himself should have the right to claim that child’s life. How is it okay to let a mother murder her innocent child because she has gone through such tragedy?
Then I hear the other excuse… When people say that they do not want to bring the child into an abusive environment. Who are you to decide what quality of life is worth living for? Would it be okay to take a gun to every abused child and “mercy kill” them? I do not think so. There is NOTHING merciful about murder. Secondly, are you able to predict the future? How do you know you are not killing the person who discovers a true cure for cancer, or the next Billy Graham, or even just an over comer who by the grace of God has a beautiful testimony to share. Nobody should have the right to take a child’s life.
For those of you who have had abortions, and regret with all your heart your decision, this is not a message meant to shame you, but rather to help others understand the truth. I have a different message for you. God wants to forgive you. All you have to do is ask. There is NOTHING that takes you too far from God’s grace and mercy other than rejecting them yourself. He loves you so much, and is holding your baby safe in His arms. He would love nothing more than to reunite you one day when your time finally comes. Please know that Jesus is the most loving, merciful and graceful Father that any child could ever have. I would like to encourage you to see for yourself. He is waiting for you RIGHT NOW. Trust me when I say that He can heal any wound. That is not to say that you will not feel pain from your loss, but rather that you can live with confidence that Christ and even your child have forgiven you and are waiting for you eagerly. Praying for you ladies!
The beautiful photo above is actually my husband Andrew holding Eden’s feet taken by Susie Fiebich. She is an amazing photographer, and a wonderful woman!