Honoring ‘a Baby No One Loved’

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/17/AR2008111703016.html?nav=hcmoduletmv

There is presumably no procreation in Heaven, as we know that there is no marriage in Heaven (Luke 20:35). In light of this, every child that we bring into this world is either someone that will spend eternity in Heaven or Hell. The gift of childbirth is arguable the most underrated blessing under the sun. As I read the news article above, while thinking about how horrible this crime was I began to realize that this pales in horror when compared to what millions of women in this country do every year, namely abortion. The “choice” to kill the most helpless humans when their existence is deemed inconvienient is perhaps the most henious crime ever desensitized in the history of the world and an action that every perpetrator (saved or unsaved) will give an account for on the day of judgement.

There is a verse in Hebrews that I was thinking about the other day. The verse starts out by describing the word of God but ends up talking about Jesus as if the two were the same thing. Incidentally, they are.

Hebrews 4:12-14
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 14Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God …

The relevant part of this passage is really 13b which in the NIV (for clarification of the meaning) states: “to whom we must give account.” So we must give account to the word of God and the word of God is Jesus. Christian need to think hard about this the next time we try to waffle on why the Word of God doesn’t really mean what it so clearly says. Hope we have a better excuse for God than the one we give our peers.

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