Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Reflections on 40 years of Roe vs. Wade--Part 6

Our society has fallen quite far when we see death as a solution, as an answer. When a woman faces a crisis pregnancy, when someone is infirm or aged, the answer too often is death. Death is never the answer, it isn’t a tool that we can wield. What kind of compassion do we have when we tell a frightened young woman to kill her child, when the only comfort we offer is more evil? God has a different way, a much better way. Our God is a God of life. It is His gift of life that triumphs over a culture of death. We may never end the scourge and evil of abortion, our nation may continue to deceive itself that a country which allows for the killing of its own children can protect any other liberty. But the victory remains with God; He is still in control. Death will not win, for Jesus’ grave remains empty.

God loves life; that is why He sent Jesus. Our Lord and Savior passed through every stage that we did, from conception to birth, and then walked this earth to win life through His death. His death broke the bonds of death, for His death was in our place, it was the penalty for our sin. Every sinner, from the woman who has committed an abortion, to the abortion doctor, to the abortion supporter, and even the chief of sinners, you and me, died with Christ upon that cross. It was a strange and dreadful strife, when life and death contended, but the victory remained with life. The tomb is empty, and it remains empty. He is risen, He is risen indeed, Alleluia! Christ’s life is more powerful that death itself; our greatest enemy is triumphed over, He is struck down, never to rise. Roe vs. Wade cannot change that; no power in this world can change that. On the Last Day, death itself will be destroyed, and there will only be life, forever.

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