But, alas, there was a King in the land who thought there were too many of a certain kind of people. He ordered the two women to remove the Life-Jackets of Love and kill all of the boys who were delivered, but to let the girls live. The two midwives were so filled with Love, they refused to follow the orders from the government leader, and they let the boys live.
The King grew furious and ordered his people to throw all of the baby boys into the Nile River. In that day long ago, innocent children suffered from the hatred of folks who didn't know how much God loves them. In this day that we live in now, million's of innocent babies aren't even allowed to see the light of day before they die prematurely. They are killed before they are delivered from the womb.
All children are gifted on both sides of the womb.
unto thousands of them
that love me and keep my commandments.”
Unfortunately evil is also repetitive. In the story at the beginning of this article, you read my paraphrase of a true Bible story from Exodus 1:15-21. Innocent children have been sacrificed since the beginning of time. As time marches on, technology lends an expedient hand to the continued sacrifice of children. Abortion number in the millions every year. Millions of living children, whose hearts start beating in the womb at about six weeks old are killed.
God's commandments are pretty clear, Love God, Love your neighbor and Love yourself. God talks a lot about Love, but He also mentions what He hates. Here's what the Message Bible says in Proverbs 6:16-19,
Seven Things God Hates “Here are six things God hates, and one more that he loathes with a passion:
eyes that are arrogant,
a tongue that lies,
hands that murder the innocent,
a heart that hatches evil plots,
feet that race down a wicked track,
a mouth that lies under oath,
a troublemaker in the family.”
The third thing that God hates is "hands that shed innocent blood." Is there anything more innocent than a child safely nestled in its mother's womb? Life isn't always perfect and new life doesn't always appear at the perfect time, but God always makes a way for those who trust in Him. He will make a way for that child to live if you just give the child a chance to live. Life for you will go on. Adoption is an alternative. There are agencies who will help you every step of the way. I personally know successful women whose mother's made the decision to give birth in horrific and abusive circumstances. God has blessed their efforts and travails.
In today's Word from the Bible, we read about showing mercy to thousands who love God and keep His commandments (to love.) My prayer is that this article will reach thousands of folks who will do something to show God's mercy and save the life of a child in the womb.
Here are several links to organizations who can help and provide information about making decisions about your pregnancy. Southtowns Pregnancy Center Northtowns Pregnancy Center
DAY EIGHT PRAYER
You are the Way, the Truth and the Life.
You make our hearts beat
Within six weeks of placing us in our mother's womb.
You knew why you made us before You made us.
Repeatedly You tell us about love being a more excellent Way.
Help us as we become voices for the voiceless innocents.
Teach us and guide us I the way we should go
With Your hand upon us.
The battle is Yours Father, we will stand and fight as You lift our hands.
Establish the work of our hands to battle for the lives of the innocent.
May Your Love and mercy cover those
Who don't yet know Your Love.
Bring them under the shadow of Your wings.
In Jesus Name.