Whose life do you hold in your hands?
Lots of people are pro-life and I applaud that. Many Christians gather together to stand for the rights of the unborn. But we have to do more than march, stand, picket, and even vote. We need to adopt children, or foster them, and embrace, love, and support their confused and scared mothers.
So, maybe you flat out don't approve of what the Christian woman did who should "know better.” Reality is, we all should know better, about everything. And yet here we are still doing all the things Jesus died for: cheating on our taxes, speeding, being disrespectful, lying, fighting, holding grudges, murder, gossiping, and having sex outside of marriage.
Sin happens. Why the high horses?
But if you insist, at least go with this: A baby has nothing to do with it. That baby chose nothing. It simply lives.
God knew life would come from that choice and He was okay with it. Why aren't you?
I didn't become the news anchor I dreamed I’d become, you know. I didn't become a world traveler. I didn't become an actress or a model or a missionary. Those were my plans at the time I saw my pregnancy test. Instead, I gained 25 pounds and became a mom.
And I realize now that this adventure was more wild, thrilling, frustrating, scary, and maturing than any other experience could have afforded me. Satan tried to get me to kill my son, my heritage.
God saved his life.
I found a godly, Christian man who loved my son and raised him as his own. So, the joke is on you, Satan. All because of this: A Christian saw past my mistake and helped me to see past it too.
Can that be you?
Christian women consider abortion every day. They feel they have nowhere to turn. Can you be the person she can turn to before she needs it? Someone's life depends on it.
This adapted article originally appeared on Alicia Purdy’s site: thewayoftheworshipper.com. Adapted reprint used with permission.
Alicia Purdy is a worship leader and author of “The Way of the Worshipper” and “The Way of the Worshipper: A Devotional Workbook”. Her passion is to write about a real faith in a real Jesus and to inspire, encourage and support the body of Christ. You can learn more at her blog: TheWayoftheWorshipper.com. She and her husband minister and serve in their local church and together they have 5 kids and 1 cat, named Chester.