A while back, I was sitting in church listening to the sermon when the pastor made what I felt was an excellent point. He mentioned the Holocaust in Germany and the slave trade here in the United States, and he pointed out how he feels that the current trend with abortion in the U.S. will eventually be seen the same way.
I don’t know whether or not this trend toward abortion ever will be seen the same way until Jesus returns, but if it isn’t, it should be. The torture of millions of innocent Jews resulting in the wrongful death of more than 6 million during the Holocaust was one of the most tragic moments in the history of humanity. The slave trade, whether here in America or elsewhere, was along the same lines. In both instances, fellow human beings were treated as nothing more than cattle or some other type of animal which could be kept or killed for one’s own personal convenience. These both were truly awful moments in world history which we must never forget.
In the same way, every year, millions and millions of babies are ruthlessly murdered for the convenience of their mothers or others. This isn’t only in the U.S., but our nation certainly helps the industry. I don’t understand when or why the people of the United States decided that the genocide of our own children was okay for one’s personal convenience, but I must say that it saddens me to think we don’t value human life more than Hitler or the plantation owners of the 1800s. Is this not a shame on the face of our nation? Certainly it is…and I fear to think how upset the Lord must be at us right now for taking His most precious of all creation so lightly.
For it was You who created my inward parts;
You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You,
because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful,
and I know this very well.
My bones were not hidden from You
when I was made in secret,
when I was formed in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw me when I was formless;
all my days were written in Your book and planned
before a single one of them began.
–Psalm 139.13-16 (HCSB)
If God Himself takes such great care in creating us, who are we to destroy that life?