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prov·o·ca·tion - something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates. pant - to long eagerly; yearn. a collection of thoughts intended to provoke and inspire. these posts are hoping to encourage people to think, especially Christians, and pant even harder for the waterbrooks of the Lord. If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus, I welcome your perspective and encourage your investigation on these matters.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

When A Murderer Becomes a Mother

Justin Taylor shares a recent story where a woman in Scotland sought to abort her twins, and the outcome was that one the babies survived the attempted murder. Consequently, the "mistaken" mother is now suing the hospital for compensation for the "financial burden" of raising the child she would rather have murdered. The woman who desired destroy the life of a baby is seeking retribution for the "damages" she has incurred. Here are some quotes from the mother as pointed out by Taylor: "I have got a child now that I wasn't planning to have and I believe the hospital should take some responsibility for that," she said. "They should have known, or at least warned me, that I might still be pregnant when I left. It has totally changed my life and my parents' lives. (Emphasis Taylor.) Now it is easy to allow one's anger to this to post a billboard or go around picketing local abortion clinics, but I do not think that is the appropriate answer. Rather, we should mourn for our land, for its lawlessness, and pray for mercy that the Lord would be gracious to turn the hearts of would-be mothers to the life-giving Savior. Just think of it. Would God our Father abort any of us in our new birth? God forbid! Everyone whom God calls, he justifies. Everyone whom God draws, he regenerates. Let the mercy and grace we have received so undeservedly work in us a compassion for people who have yet to receive such a life-giving Savior. If God could turn a persecuter like Paul to a preacher of God's glorious grace, then surely he can do it to the worst of us. May we find encouragement in these verses:

"The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I receive mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen." 1 Timothy 1:15-17
To read the BBC news article, click here.

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