Considering abortion or already had one? You Are Not Alone
As Christians, I believe that we have a moral imperative to help those in need who can’t help themselves. I don’t want to condemn the majority of women who choose to have abortions. Most of them probably feel lonely, abandoned, and hopeless. In having sex, I’m guessing that like most everybody else on this planet, they want to feel loved, they want to be touched, and enjoy the pleasures of sex. Abortion is seen as the quick answer to the result of, in most cases, voluntary intercourse. (Yes, there are exceptions, I realize.)
Many crisis pregnancy centers are all over the country (see below for a link to Carenet.) What would happen if local churches, instead of building bigger facilities, decided to use these facilities to minister to pregnant women and their children? Sometimes, I’m not sure that the modern church is on the right track. There’s plenty “of the least of us” to go around.
Matthew 25:31-46 (New International Version, ©2011)
The Sheep and the Goats
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica
Considering abortion and have nowhere to turn? YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Call this number ( 1-800-395-HELP ) or go to CareNet’s website. Somebody is there to listen and help you.
Are you struggling with recovery from an abortion? YOU ARE NOT ALONE, EITHER!! Try these two websites for non-judgmental help and information: AbortionRecovery.org and RachelsVineyard.org.
God bless, John
P.S. Here’s a link to an article by Nancy Gibbs at Time on CareNet.
Posted on February 26, 2011, in God and tagged "crisis pregnancy centers", abortion, conception, forgiveness, healing, help, helpless, mothers, personhood, pro-choice, pro-life, recovery, unborn. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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