Abortion Ended Today

by Kaitlyn Mason

Because these deeply rooted “choices” of abortion and assisted suicide and so many others – they’re not going to end all of a sudden once and for all. They’re going to end one day at a time, one family at a time, one man at a time, one woman at a time, and one child at a time. Laws cannot erase desire for abortions. Laws cannot erase desire for suicide. Love and charity? Then can. And they will.

For years it has been said that “a woman does not want an abortion like she wants an ice cream cone, a new dress, or a Porsche; she wants an abortion like an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg to escape.” I would venture to say that people want suicide in a similar manner.

Our society says we should all have a right to gnaw off our own leg to escape.

I’ve heard this “animal caught in a trap” analogy so many times, and I just want to shout this with joy from a rooftop:

Hold on world! Before we assist the animal in severing its own leg, shouldn’t we first try with courage, love, and charity, to assist by removing the trap from the animal’s leg? If the trap can be removed, there will be no need to sever the animal’s leg!

Let’s offer resources through love and charity to each person considering abortion, and to each person considering assisted suicide. Let’s offer real, tangible support – financial, material, emotional, physical, and spiritual support – anything that’s needed to give these people an actual opportunity to choose life!

How can we expect people to choose life when they are surrounded by a society that chooses death? We must first be the life in this world.

As Christians, we are called to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth!!! So let’s light up the world! Let’s season the earth with kindness, love, and charity!

I’m not suggesting that reform and charity should come from our government. The reform and charity I’m speaking of needs to come from the Body of Christ – from the Church.

People in all dire situations require so much mercy and love from the Church. Now is the time to act swiftly and with an abundance of mercy and love!

Because where are we as a Church?

Where are we when a 14 year old girl and her Mother decide that yes, the daughter should end her life at the end of this summer? Where are we when a terrified couple finds out their child will not likely live long after birth?

Are we counseling, guiding, loving, supporting, giving, donating, acting, comforting, encouraging, empowering, nurturing, inspiring, and praying? I believe that we are. I hope that we are.

And yet, even as I write this, these words I am writing sting to my core. I am uncomfortable with these words that are pouring out because I am selfish, I make mistakes, I am a sinner, and I do not like to give more continually.

A funny thing happens though when we give more and turn to Jesus: He fills us right back up.

I’m learning that the absolute only way to give continually is to first and foremost turn to Him. Let’s turn to Jesus who is strength enough for everything. Let’s ask God each day what more we can do to further His kingdom.

And then let’s do what we can. One day at a time, one family at a time, one man at a time, one woman at a time, and one child at a time.

Because these deeply rooted “choices” of abortion and assisted suicide and so many others – they’re not going to end all of a sudden once and for all. They’re going to end one day at a time, one family at a time, one man at a time, one woman at a time, and one child at a time.

Laws cannot stop people from seeking abortions. Laws cannot stop people from seeking assistance with suicide. Love and charity? Then can. And they will.

 

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” –Nelson Mandela

 

Abortion ended today.  Abortion ended for the woman who chose life for her child.  Assisted suicide ended today.  It ended for the man who received the counseling and support that he needed to find and choose joy in his life.

So you see?  The Body of Christ is truly victorious!  Let’s do all that we can today to further the Kingdom of God!

Click here to view 12 Awesome Organizations Working Outside the Box if you’d like some ideas about how you can further the Kingdom of God!

P.S. God loves you & He is merciful! Pass it on…

Copyright 2016 Kaitlyn Mason

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