A friend pointed out a quote from a book today.
Consider, in this quote, how ‘everyday’ abortion has become to many:
“I got an abortion and learned how to make dehydrated tuna flakes and turkey jerky and took a refresher course on basic first aid and practiced using my water purifier in my kitchen sink.”*
Now hang on a second. Think about that.
Abortion is a medical procedure. It is NOT like stopping to buy a loaf of bread.
But there are those today who would wish to make this serious issue a very everyday and okay non-event. The writer of this sentence and those who promote this philosophy want just that… for us to believe abortion is not a big deal.
Please think about this and don’t just blow off this issue.
* Wild – read more and think… and pray for life.
How to Allocate Your Time, and Your Effort – @HarvardBiz “…allocate your time”
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
This is what we believe from Scripture, that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus and that when we leave this earth in death there will be no more pain and no more sorrow, that as leave this earth we are changed and are in the loving presence of God.
In the last week two people I know have left this earth, one was Elizabeth, my age and the mother of a dear friend of our family. The other you might have been praying for, little Emi. She went to be in the presence of Jesus about an hour and a half ago.
Now is the time to pray for those left behind. In one case, a husband and two adult children. In the other, a mom and dad, sister and brother and in each case many many more.
At Elizabeth’s funeral yesterday there were more than 500 in attendance to celebrate her life. A life of giving to others.
Emi’s blog (which has kept thousands informed and praying) has had tens of thousands of hits and views in its short existence as people read this story. So many people across Hungary offered their blood that the doctors asked the family to stop the appeal.
Clearly these two souls were dearly loved.
Again, now is the time to pray for the families of Elizabeth and Emi, two different situations to be sure, but both families in need of our prayers as they grieve.
Please keep praying.
All the rhetoric, all the threatening, all the irony, of Elijah would have failed if the fire of the Lord had not fallen to consume the sacrifice.
Pulpit Commentary on John 5.33