I’m not politically active. To be honest I don’t really have time to be. At the moment I’m schooling and taking care of six children. Two are already grown enough to be out on their own. Pardon me if I’m busy. I’m homeschooling, cooking from scratch, watching the budget, paying the bills, and by choice choosing to sit out of all the activities that those with less children indulge in because they have the money. No, I’m not complaining. No, I am not slighted or deprived. We knew this would be the way of things. Do I get tired and cranky some days? Do I wish I could do all those things some days? Well, yes…it is because I’m human too. Don’t we all spend some time looking at the neighbor’s field and covet like we shouldn’t? But ask me if I regret a single one of my children. Their sweet face, the activity, the energy, their characters, hugging them in bad and good moments, directing them, challenging them, the Holy Spirit convicting them.
Every where I turn people are calling for others to “made a difference” but no one is really offering any sound solutions how to do this. Write the congress, write the president, write your governor, picket the clinics, shout at the downtrodden, hopeless person? Why waste my time some more? Bbeen there, done that. Signed empty pieces of paper that say I’m against this that get lost somewhere at the bottom of a desk while the world of death cranks on. I’m all for saying that tactics should change but in the public square I have NO idea what that may be. The people who worked on all those Planned Parenthood videos had the right idea but they forgot one thing… only God can change the hearts of man.
We are trying to make a difference in our house by obeying the call to live quiet and peacably with all men. I think this may have been how Noah did it while he built the ark. Believe me, people notice when you are “building an ark.” So here we are, imperfectly striving to be like Christ. Yep, we fail. Lose our tempers, our self control, misundertand, misunderstood, can’t find the right words, irritate, exacerbate and offend friends and neighbors but we still continue to hammer away while looking at the blue prints. Sure we have to pull out bent nails. Sure sometimes we have to cut the board
twice five times before we get it right. God doesn’t give up on us and he corrects us. It doesn’t mean we quit trying.
With all this said you may wonder at what point I’m actually going to say what it is we are doing to make a difference. Well first, I’ve never had been to an abortion clinic for an abortion because I’m pro-life. I extend my deepest sympathy to those who have had one and now regret that terrible day. I don’t hate you. I understand what you lost. I feel it too. I feel terrible about babies that I lost while I was on birth control. How many of those sweet children are gone when the clinic just told me it was break through bleeding. Then we found out is wasn’t. It was actually a sweet babe that couldn’t implant into the harsh atmosphere of my womb. We grieved and cried but we got educated and outraged and we stopped it because we are pro-life.
Being pro-life is one of the reasons we stopped immunizing. Maybe it is a done deal regarding that sweet child who was aborted but my conscience will not allow me to support it and inject my children with aborted babies, maybe you have a different philosophy but we stopped because we are pro-life.
We Christians keep shouting that we are pro-life but the world knows we aren’t and laughs.
After all these years the Lord has taught us that pro-life is much more than being against abortions. It is being FOR children. We became so pro-life that we stopped preventing life to embrace children. We stepped out on God’s word that He takes care of us whether there were going to be two children or 10. Yes, we had to work through loads of worldy mentality. Yes, we wondered how we would do it and sometimes still do! Yes, it can be difficult to continue to trust the Lord at almost 42 after delivering 8 out of 12 babies that grew in my womb but we leave our arms open to the embracing of life – we continue to make a difference right here in our house for the future. Jesus rejected fame and being put in a place of authority during His ministry. We don’t have to be in the public arena to make a difference either. This is our sphere and this is where we make our stand.
We teach our children to value life. We watched the testimony of a lady who rejected Planned Parenthood and left. It was the first time my children understood fully what the word abortion meant. They stood there with horror on their face. The don’t understand, they come to me… “Momma, why?!, Why??!!,” and we cried together for all those beautiful children. What are we doing to make a difference? Well, we are raising all our children to value life and people that God create. We are pro-life so they will be pro-life. I pray it will always be so.
Only God can rightly judge us fairly but this is how WE are trying to make a difference. These arrows in the hand of a mighty man will fly into the future and make the mark God intended them for. One of those marks will be that they are truly pro-life even if they live in a culture of death. Maybe one day the tide will start turning but first the world will have to stop laughing at the church’s current “pro-life” stance. Too many of us are seeking to have OUR best life now instead of being like Christ who rejected doing his own will but instead wanted to be about doing the will of the Father.