"I hold on to You for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post..." Psalm 63

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The decline of a nation that claims it stands for justice...

I couldn't help but notice some of the words that President Obama effortlessly 
spoke during his Inaugural speech yesterday...

things like:
"Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune. "

AND
" We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own."
{btw...that little girl is only free AFTER she is born.  
She is not free..or equal..or an American while in her mother's womb. Not to mention the part -"in the eyes of God but ALSO IN OUR OWN".}

AND
"We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity."
{DO we?  Really?}

AND
"Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm. "
{This does not include unborn children, either}

He spoke of 
"human dignity and justice"

And he ended with
"Thank you, God Bless you, and may He forever bless these United States of America."

In light of today's Anniversary of Roe v. Wade I can't help but wonder if that very same God
may, in fact, take offense to having his name brought up in this speech
when He so obviously has not been included in some pretty important decisions our country has made.

How dare we ask Him to bless what we have so selfishly taken upon our own to decide...
when we have killed what He has created- 
do we really have a right to ask Him to BLESS US FOREVER?

There are a lot of things that politicians and the media speak of that I do not feel qualified to speak up on 
but this one thing I know...
the continual legalization and slaughter of innocent babies is not okay.  

I sit with young women weekly who regret their choice to end the life of their unborn babies.
They mourn what could have been...what should have been.

They have nightmares
and guilt
and depression
and contemplate suicide

They want to turn back time and have a do-over.
This country that "promotes" human dignity and justice
has failed these young women by giving them the choice of abortion...
and then leaving them to pick up the pieces of regret for years.

I don't often rant about current issues here...
but this one hits close to my heart.  

Don't believe the lies that abortion doesn't hurt anyone.
Don't believe that once it is done, it is over.

Today...on an Anniversary that should be anything but celebrated,
let's not ask God to bless us,
but rather ask Him to show us a way out of the mess we've gotten ourselves into.

It's never too late to do the right thing...
but let's stop trying to cover over it by asking to be blessed forever instead.

Interesting reading here
and here

THIS is what happens when a Nation turns their back..

It's time to stop celebrating our freedoms and rights
and start standing up for what IS right
It's time to stop turning a blind eye to the reality 
and get real and honest.

It's time to stop...

4 comments:

Christine said...

Do you think making abortion illegal again would actually help?? Gals found ways to end the life of their babies before and in doing so put themselves in harms way too. I don't agree with abortion in any way - but I question if making it illegal again will change anything. I think the church stepping up - loving on women that find themselves pregnant and confused and praying for their hearts and lives to be changed by the Living God might be the best solution. Just thinking out loud

Mrs.Rabe said...

I agree Terri....

Mourning the loss and heartache on this day of so many...

Deanna

Terri said...

Christine - I hear your thoughts...And I don't think it would end it completely. But I do believe that it would stop the amount of babies we are eliminating. I think we make it too easy. We cover up and sugar coat it so much that even a young woman who struggles to actually go through with the procedure will do so because someone has said that she can. We make it available...so they will go.

I agree the church could and should be doing much more. Families should be doing more. But so could our school systems. Let's face it, these girls are being taught that their bodies are their own...but they are not being taught the emotional ramifications of having an abortion.

And when they think they have no other choice but to abort, our nation has decided to step aside and let them proceed. Making it easier to go ahead because it is legal.

We have a VERY long road back to morality. And government isn't making it easy.

amy said...

Very well said.

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