Thursday, January 17, 2013

Reflections on 40 years of Roe vs. Wade--Part 1

It has been almost exactly forty years since Roe vs. Wade, the most famous and controversial Supreme Court decision in our nation’s history. For forty years the killing of unborn children has been legal, for any reason, or no reason at all. We live in a nation of abortion on demand, a culture of death. There are days that I think I’m living in a nightmare, that someday I will wake up; the one thing that all people should agree on, regardless of religion or political preference, is that we should not kill our children! The scourge of abortion is so evil, so wicked, so ridiculous, that I can hardly believe that any society allows it to happen. But still we do. We need anniversaries like this to throw a bucket of cold water over our face, to wake us up to the reality of what is happening around us. The lives of the most vulnerable among us is being threatened and taken each and every day. This cannot continue.
God loves life; He created it. All other creatures, the heavenly bodies, and even the earth itself were created with a powerful Word from His lips, but when it came to man, the crown of His creation, God stooped down and got His hands dirty. We read in Genesis two: “Then the Lord formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” See the intimacy that God has with us! His love, His care, His compassion is shown to humanity, so that the David can sing, “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Life is God’s gift, His loving and intimate gift to us. He formed you and me in the womb, He shaped us there to be His own unique creation. The womb is God’s workshop, the location of His creating love.

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