When you bob about in the sea of your wrongful feelings and desires, you’re risking getting swept away by their dangerous undertow. Think before you bob!
Here are some pre-bob thoughts:
Let your heart
Be molded by
Truth and kindness,
By our angry culture.
Many feelings and desires that bob about in us are deceptive. (For example: Anger is arrogance, pride that feels slighted because it didn’t get its way.) If we don’t recognize and disengage from deceptive feelings and desires that bob within us, they’ll trick us and trap us.
Christianity’s about receiving God’s forgiveness for and deliverance from our wrongdoing. It’s not about trying to justify our right to bob in our sins. Jesus died to forgive our sins and set us free from them, not to give them His approval.
Great gratitude for the miracle of all human life would solve many of society’s problems. Laws alone won’t stop murder or abortion. We need a change of heart. Lord, give our society a deep appreciation for all human life.
Bob about with this thought for a bit: No limits on guns and abortion on demand make taking human life too easy.
The elephant in the room is that a prenatal human life is seen as a worthless blob bobbing in the womb. When the most innocent form of human life is considered to be disposable, all lives don’t matter. When the prenatal death penalty is applied, innocent lives are ended.
So, in the confusion and anger is there any common ground in the abortion debate? 1) Respect that criminalizing abortion isn’t a viable, long-term answer. 2) Respect that the fetus is a developing human life. 3) Work together diligently to find compromises that respect both the human worth of prenatal life and the concerns of pregnant women.