Advent vs. Abortion

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I know of three children that are in the womb, and we are waiting patiently for their arrival:

Baby Abner
Baby Billingsly
Baby Davis

We watch the wives’ tummies grow, witnessing the work of God in the lives of these children. It is marvelous. These babies belong to dear friends of mine who have taught me much about Christ. Their theologies have mingled the academic and the affectionate in enviable proportions.

There are other children of families that have captured my heart, and I long to see them grow into God-honoring, Christ-exalting, Spirit-led men and women. That is why abortion is such a grief to me. I have heard so many arguments for the pro-choice agenda, but I have yet to hear one that grabs the discussion at the root. What does abortion say about the glory of God? Life is not expendable.

Have you ever asked yourself why babies are so frail? Babies are fragile because Christ was to be born a baby. God has knit babies together so that the following could be said of Christ:

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
(Php 2:5-11)

We begin this life in the womb as a fragile mass of cells because God ordained before the foundation of the world that His Son would take on a fragile form. From conception to cross, Christ was our example. These children are to learn from their fragile state that God is all-satisfying. Daddy and mommy are to care for them in such a way that they are to learn the sufficiency of Christ. Therefore, what do we teach the world about Christ when we say that the fragile life in a womb is a nuisance?

In this Advent season, we remember the wait of our fathers for the long-expected Messiah. Also, we are reminded of Christ’s Second Advent, the blessed hope for which we eagerly wait.

I leave you with
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