An Unspeakable Word
Category : Glenda's Soap Box
"Oh that my head were a spring of water and my eyes were a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for the slain of my people." Jeremiah 9:1
Today is the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a judicial decision that literally opened a floodgate of evil in our nation.
How many children have been aborted in America since January 22, 1973?
59,740,106. 59 million plus.
Do we need a perspective to comprehend the magnitude of that number? If we were to combine the entire (living) population of Canada and Australia, we still would fall short of that number.
How can we repent of an unspeakable tragedy when we cannot - as believers - even mention the word 'abortion' in our churches?
History has not been kind to the Christians attending the churches in Nazi Germany which were located near the railroad tracks where the cattle cars loaded with nameless, faceless people came by. They found that when the trains passed, those in the church could simply sing their hymns louder so they could drown out the cries of those destined for concentration camps and gas ovens.
If we, as Christians, do and say nothing about abortion, how different are we from those people in those churches?
And what will our legacy be? That we continually closed our ears to the cries of the condemned? And not only that, but we added insult to injury when we could not even find any tears in our eyes to mourn their loss of these children?
And what will become of those who remain? The mothers and fathers, the grandmothers and grandfathers, the brothers and sisters, whose loss is very personal, and for whom tears and mourning are their daily bread?
There is forgiveness and healing for those who realize they have made the wrong choice, and for family members who have suffered the loss, but had no power to choose. But, where can they go if abortion is an unspeakable word in our churches? Where is their place of healing and restoration if believers cannot offer that? Where is their place of refuge and help in their time of need?
How many of our children have to be sacrificed before we wake up?