I am purposely beginning this blog before the Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare is announced. I tend to get anxious about these kinds of things. This decision will have dire ramifications on the abortion situation in our nation. If free abortions become the rule of law with our healthcare, the slaughter of the unborn will reach epic proportions. Unless we have a president and a legislative body that are committed to the protection of ALL life, we cannot allow government to control our healthcare. (And, even then, I am against it, but that is not the topic for this blog.)
I wish with all my heart that the lives of the unborn were not left in the hands of nine justices or elected officials. Life and death for the innocent should never be determined by politics or public opinion. However, at this point in our history, we have taught women that they should always put themselves first. If they get pregnant, and that pregnancy interferes with their life, it is no big deal to get rid of it. And, tragically, even if they go to church, they are not hearing much to contradict that belief.
Yes, there is a pro-life conviction growing in this nation. I am grateful for that. Of course, it gets harder to deny the humanity of the unborn child when we see amazing ultrasound images everywhere, even on television commercials. And yet, at the AAA Center for Pregnancy Counseling, we have found that when it comes down to individuals facing their own decision of whether to abort or not, pro-life convictions are often tossed out the window. Many give lip service to the sanctity of life in the womb, but all too often it doesn’t win out in the battle for personal convenience or happiness.
Well, it is 9:00, and I am going to go over to a blog I am following to see what the Supreme Court has decided. When I come back, I will comment on their decision. Whatever it is, my trust is completely in Jesus!
I’m sure you’ve heard, but the Court upheld ObamaCare, by a vote of 5-4. The surprise (shock, actually) was that Chief Justice Roberts, up until now a conservative, voted with the liberal judges. The site I was at states that it is a very complicated decision and one which will be examined and pulled apart to fully determine what it means.
I must confess that my heart is heavy. However, in one way I guess this decision was good for me. I am closer now to not trusting in the law or the courts to save us in this nation, because they couldn’t even if they wanted to. It is up to us, the people of God, to do it! We need to fall on our faces in repentance and seek God with all of our hearts.
I no longer pray for my own sake in these matters, or for our country as a whole. We deserve everything that we have gotten. As Scripture says, we have reaped what we have sown. Millions of unborn babies have died and we sit in our living rooms and watch television programs which teach our children that sex with whomever you want whenever you want it is an acceptable thing. The debauchery grows worse, but our churches are silent. God have mercy!
No, these days I pray on behalf of the innocent. I pray for those who cannot speak for themselves, but will be slaughtered if things do not change. I pray for the sake of the elderly who will not receive life-saving care because it is cheaper to watch them die than to perform an operation. I pray on behalf of the families who will be forced to either abort their handicapped child or face a life without insurance. I believe that it is only on that basis that God will listen and bring about the revival that we so desperately need.
I have absolutely no patience any longer for believers who would vote for a leader who has made it their mission to destroy unborn children. No, our hope is not in Washington, but we do have a responsibility to actively seek to put moral and God-fearing men and women into positions of power. I don’t believe that the president or Congress can save us, but I do know that government in the hands of the wrong people can cause a lot of damage and kill a lot of people. We will be held accountable if we sit back and allow injustice to reign!
I am angry today. I am mad, first of all, that I allowed myself to place so much hope in the opinion of nine people. I am immersed in the travesty of abortion and what it is doing in the lives of women everyday, and if I did not know Jesus, I would have given up long ago in horror at what we are allowing to happen. It is so ugly that some nights I find it difficult to sleep. If not for the grace of God, I could not go on.
I think that this is a season for anger. It is a time when we must decide what we are as a people. I, for one, am going to commit myself to the campaigns of those whom I think need to win in November. I am going to work to get them into office. I am going to fast and pray for major changes to occur in the election. However, my trust is going to remain in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour, no matter what the outcome might be!
Keeping it true! Barb