Today is my daughter’s 8th birthday, as we celebrate the life God has given her I couldn’t help but think that I was once told that this baby may not live to be born. I was even given instructions on where to go abort her because she was thought to have so many defects.
Time of Prayer
I began to think about a night woman gathered for prayer we had last fall at church. It was simulcast and we united with women around the country and around the world. That night there was something that touched my heart like never before. As we focused on praying for our country and how it has turned away from God… the speaker took a minute to talk about the many lives that have been aborted. I’ve heard this many times and while each time it brings some sadness and I shake my head. That night, my heart broke…
I was taken back to the room where a doctor (you know the people who should be smarter than us) gave my husband and me instructions on where to go to abort our baby because she had so many defects. I think on this moment, I was a young mother and would follow almost anything the doctor told me because… well they know more. I am thankful that on that day I knew what God’s word said. I know that He and He alone is the only one who can give life and is the only one who has the right to take it no matter what that means.
I know she is priceless in God’s eyes
My heart breaks at the number of lives lost because they are aborted. Some because they are inconvenient but how many are lost because of the direction of someone the woman respected tells them to do it? I am thankful I had God’s word to guide me in that day.
No one wants to walk the hard road and we will do almost anything to avoid pain. That day abortion was given as an option to avoid pain. I wondered that night how many take this road. I stood there, tears on my face, and in my mind’s eye, I could see my beautiful daughter’s face. It hasn’t been easy but I can’t picture my life without her. My daughter is the face of one who would have been thrown away because she was considered broken in the world’s eyes, but I know she is priceless in God’s eyes.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Father, thank you for Grace! Though it is not an easy road to walk, this is the story you have given me. May I speak truth so that lives might be saved. I pray others would see Grace and see that there is life here and that it is priceless. Raise up doctors who would bring hope in the midst of hard news. That see the value of life and wouldn’t devalue the life that you have created even when the world sees them as broken. May people once again stand in reverence of life. You and You alone have the power the to create life and You alone are the only one who has the right to take it. Father, give me the opportunity to be a light for you… even if it is just to one. Thank you for loving imperfect sinful people… thank you for loving me, thank you for the blood of your perfect son.
In Jesus name, I pray, Amen