Monday, July 13, 2009

Unsuspected Murder

There are approximately 1.37 million abortions each year in the United States.
That means about 3,700 abortions every day.

People, I've heard so many reasons why abortion should be allowed and I've heard a lot of reasons to why it should be allowed. But, in my mind, nothing can account for the taking of a life.
Listen to this story and you tell me if this is right:

A young pregnant woman is on her way to an abortion clinic to have her baby aborted. On the way there, a drunk driver crashes into her. Although the woman is not harmed, the baby does not survive. The drunk driver is charged with murder. Even though she was going to have the baby killed anyway.

Is that right in any way? One man gets sent to prison for something another man would get paid for.

I've heard a lot of arguments as to why abortion should be allowed. Especially in the area of teen pregnancies. They say that a teenager should not have to be responsible for caring for child. My response to that is that the teenager should have thought about that before she got pregnant. But, I agree - a teenage girl is not the right person to be caring for a baby. Some will argue that it's not the mother's fault (I'm assuming they're talking about rape and such). And I agree, the mother should not have to care for a child that she didn't even want to take the risks to have. But you all are forgetting that there's another way. There's an alternative to killing the baby. It's called adoption.
Did you know that if just 10% of U.S. families adopted one child, there would be no need for the foster care system? Instead of killing the baby, send to a home and a family that will care for it, and love it as their own. Abortion is not the only option.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Miracles - Alive or Extinct?

What exactly is a miracle? The dictionary says a miracle is "an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs". Trust the dictionary to make things more complicated than they need to be.

I view a miracle as something that couldn't have happened without God's help. Something like raising the dead, feeding 5,000 with a small child's lunch, healing a paralyzed man. Those are miracles.

But notice that all of those things took place 2,000 years ago when Jesus was on earth. I haven't heard of any miracles like that since the times of the Bible.

It seems that in today's world, there just aren't any really miracles. Where did they go? And why don't they happen now?

The answer is that miracles DO happen now!
A young child hovers between life and death from malaria. Miles from any hospital, his family drops to their knees and prays fervently to the Lord of all Lords, "Please, Lord, please save my son! He's in your hands now, Lord! Please let him live!" The boy makes a full recovery within a few months.
The 2004 tsunami swept over India and a young mother was forced to let go of her 5-year-old son in order to save the baby. In the aftermath of the tsunami, her son was found floating on a mattress, healthy and safe.

If those aren't miracles, I don't know what a miracle is!

We, in America, in places where we don't have many natural disasters, or diseases or anything like that, we have come to depend on ourselves. When somebody has a life-threatening illness, we take them to a hospital. When there's a natural disaster, we trust the weather channel to tell us what to do. We don't see any miracles because we don't give God a chance to perform any miracles. We live in a society that is completely dependent on itself.

Miracles are alive today - we just refuse to see them.