Today (January 20, 2013) is National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. I want to quote from a post made by Pastor George Grant on Wednesday of this last week –
“"If there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try.... When it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now.... Let's do the right thing... This is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. This is how we will be judged, and their voices should compel us to change.” President Obama
Today, America's president issued an astonishing 23 Executive Actions aimed at new gun controls--ostensibly to "protect the children of our nation." But, not one of them would have protected the 3,300 children murdered in the nation's abortion clinics today. Not one of them would protect the 3,300 children who will be murdered tomorrow. Not one of them would protect the 3,300 children who will be murdered the day after that. Or, the 1,000,000 children who will be murdered here in "the land of the free and brave" during the course of 2013.
The heights to which this hypocrisy and hubris rises is beyond fathoming: the president is the chief champion of Planned Parenthood and the child-killing minions of the nation's grisly abortion-industrial-complex.
Predictably, the hue and cry from most Christians has been about governmental assault on their guns, their vaunted 2nd Amendment rights--to be sure, no small thing. But, where are the lamentations for Rachel's children in our modern day Ramah?
"I tell you, the only way we can change is if the American people demand it.... We have to examine ourselves in our hearts, and ask yourselves what is important? When we say we've suffered too much pain, and care too much about our children to allow this to continue, then change will, change will come. That's what it's going to take." President Obama"
Meanwhile, in WA state our new Governor gave his first speech, committing himself to fighting for the Reproductive Parity Act. Reproductive parity is the term the abortion industry is using for a bill that would require every insurance policy that provides maternity care to also provide abortion care.
This outright rebellion and disregard, openly displayed, needs to continue to cause us to gasp with wonder. As we will see in Psalm 37 this morning, when the wicked are building and using instruments of harm upon the weak, we should remember how these stories go. We should remember what God does to such nations, and we should cry out for mercy before it is too late. President Obama is near correct although he doesn’t know what he is saying when he says, “This is how we will be judged, and their voices should compel us to change.” Mr. President: The blood of over 40 million cover our land and cry out to God.