Today we celebrate the overturn of Roe vs. Wade, yet I find myself saddened by the response of many Christians. Some give you a checklist of things you must do if you are pro-life, others say you don't care about mothers or babies after they're born, and, still others declare they are pro-choice and upset about today's ruling.
I want to encourage you today in your beliefs and biblically based convictions. Do not be discouraged by these angry and saddened Christians. Instead, pray for God to reveal truth to them. Pray for opened eyes and hearts to God's view of children. Pray they would see that God values every single life—no matter how or under what circumstances they were conceived. Pray God would give you the words to speak to pro-choice Christians when those conversations come.
Truth #1: To be pro-life doesn't mean you have to go through a checklist, adopt 40 babies, and start a non profit. There is nothing wrong with doing these things, but God does not call every person to do them. Never let someone manipulate you or make you feel guilty because your walk with the Lord does not look the way they think it should. Instead, pray and ask God what He wants from you. Not your local Facebook friend.
Truth #2: To be pro-life is to be pro-mother. No one wants to leave mothers unsupported—in fact, this may be the one thing we ALL agree on. You do not have to defend yourself when someone accuses you of leaving women to fend for themselves after delivering a baby. The Lord knows you heart. He sees the work you do and have done. You are accountable to the Lord, not man.
Truth #3: The Christians who promote "pro-choice" values don't understand abortion, or they don't understand God. Give these people grace, God will deal with their hearts in time.
Ultimately, remember this:
Prayer is powerful.
Prayer is action.
Ephesians 6:12 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
I know how terrifying it is to see the positive lines appear on a pregnancy test. I know what it's like to not know if you will have the support or money for that child. If you've followed my blog for a while, you know that when I found out I was pregnant I was a newlywed who'd moved two hours away from everyone I knew and loved, my husband did not have a permanent job, and we had no insurance.
It was a moment of true horror.
However, in the same breath, I can also tell you the most impactful moments of my life was hearing Isaiah's precious heartbeat, seeing his little body move around, and finding myself falling head over heels in love with my baby.
And God loved him a hundred times more than I.
The same applies to every other baby being knit together in the womb of their mother.
So, believers, stand tall, hug your precious babies, and tell the world their babies lives matter.
Because they do.
Support the Mamas in your church and local community.
Encourage the Dads on their journey into fatherhood.
Help the pregnancy centers however you can.
Volunteer, foster, or adopt if you are called.
But most of all, pray.
Psalm 127:3-5 "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!"