Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Life- It Is Priceless!!!

First let me start with saying that I am not really sure why I am writing this post. Last night I watched the debate not to decided who I would vote for but to listen and hopefully be reassured that my candidate was the right choice. And I think I was but there was one topic that really pulled at my heart. It was the topic of abortion. I am pro-life and have always been but last night I was moved to tears and am right now as I type this. Something tugged at my heart as they talked about their different views and as I sat holding my son I was overwhelmed with emotions. I normally don't like to talk about issues that are this controversial but I think the Lord showed me something last night. I couldn't help but cry as I looked at my helpless Levi lay in my arms. He is not helpless because there is something wrong with him he is helpless because he needs love and touch to survive. I also sat there and thought about babies that don't ever get that chance to have the love and touch of their parents. They didn't ask to be killed. I think last night for the first time ever I was grieving for all of those babies that did not get to live out God's plan for them. I was also rejoicing that my husband and I decided to let God control our family size. If we would not have let God be in control we would not have a beautiful son. I guess I just needed to vent and share how I was feeling. I truly have a different feeling about abortion and really understand how many precious lives never even got a chance all because Big Brother thinks they know best.


Tanya said...

Susan in this world where we need to be building God's army, death at birth is not an option. I totally understand what you are saying. It hurts me to know that these babies did not get a chance. Thank you for your heart. Tanya

Mary said...

Susan, I can understand your emotion. This has always been a subject close to my heart. I even get emotional over the use of the birth control pill. I just can't understand why a pro-life person would event take a risk of killing a child, no matter how small a risk, or how early it occurs. I haven't reached a point where I can say that I will never stop having children, but I know that we will never do anything to permanently stop them.

Susan said...

Mary, We feel the same way about not doing anything permanent to stop having children. At this point we are still open to God giving us more but we are also content if he decides not to give us anymore.

Toni said...

And one of the saddest things too, next to ending the life of a precious baby who never had a voice, is that young women, confused young pregnant women are terrified. They're scared because they're pregnant, scared because they fear how carrying a baby to term would change their lives, scared because their parents might be hurt or angry or their boyfriend might leave them, just plain scared.

And the pro-choicers lead them to believe that abortion is a good option in their circumstances. They don't tell them what the fallout of that decision will be years down the road. The potential physical scars. The emotional and psychological scars. The depression and guilt. The longing to change a decision that can never be changed.

A dear friend of mine has had to live with this. She so wishes she had the pleasure of raising a girl (God did bless her with 3 wonderful sons whom she loves and serves with her whole heart). But it's so painful for her to wonder if her baby girl might have been. I'm so proud of her, as today she serves other women who find themselves in the same situation she was once in. Her heart is filled with passion for the unborn and she has such a love and tenderness for pregnant women in crisis.

I hear you, Susan. God bless you for your tenderness toward His tiniest, most precious blessings.