I saw an ad on TV with different celebrities promoting “saving children” somewhere. The thought crossed my mind that these same people would probably support the right of a woman to choose, over the right of an unborn child to live.
When we lived in Maryland, I was in the pediatrician’s waiting room. The news channel was reporting a mother-drowns-preschoolers kind of story. The receptionist and the woman at the counter exchanged “Isn’t it awful” comments. The next news story was people with signs protesting and marching around an abortion clinic. Again there was an exchange at the counter, but this time it was disgust at the protesters. “Why don’t they leave them alone? Don’t they know women have a right to choose?”
I intentionally talked to the receptionist about the conversations I had overheard, and the apparent discontinuity in her thinking. I asked her the question, “At what point does a child’s life become important enough that you think the mother should no longer choose?” I think a bumper sticker I saw reflects when: Pro-choice before conception; Pro-life after.
We make choices all the time. God wants us to make choices that honor Him and give us life. "So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days….” (Deuteronomy 30:19b-20a)
We make poor choices as well as good ones. The Good News is that God offers forgiveness through His Son, Jesus Christ. We need to know and we need to teach our children, that whatever poor choices we’ve made, we can always humbly come back to God. He’ll be happy we chose life--again.
How have you taught your children about God’s love and forgiveness?
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