The news is filled with the horrible videos of baby-parts being separated and sold by Planned Parenthood along with their cold and callous reaction, claiming not only to be not doing anything illegal, but also to be doing nothing but providing wonderful services to women and all of mankind. Their lies are one thing – their arrogant defiance against God’s law, their celebration of so-called liberty and choice, their cavalier attitude in the face of such gruesome activities staggers the imagination and our souls. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
In the midst of declaring the horror of abortion for what it is – the murder of children and the butchery of their parts as a sacrifice to our future health – we must not forget the grace of God for anyone who turns to Him in repentance and faith. After 42 years of “safe and legal abortions” should it come as a surprise to hear statistics that 1 in 3 women who call themselves Christians have had at least one abortion. The blood on the hands of our nation are therefore not “out there” – they are right here in our midst – on the hands of women and the men who forced, encouraged, abandoned, or looked the other way while such murders took place.
What that means is that there are many Christians in churches who may be living in hidden shame, guilt, pain. They may feel as though they could never share the atrocity they committed. They may think they are the only one – or worse – they may try to think that it really was not a big deal because they also have heard the statistics, “others have done this – how could it be that bad?”
If there is blood on your hands you must hear the truth and the Good News. The truth is that you have murdered or been complicit in the murder of a child, a human being. And you must hear the Good News: Jesus Christ died to save murderers. He did not come to die for good little boys and girls. He came to die for dirty sinners like you and me. Call upon the name of Jesus, believe in Him, see the penalty of your sin as the very nail that went through His hand, the spear through His side, and know that it has all been paid for – even the shame of it all – was covered in the blood of your perfect Savior.
Let me say as well on behalf of this church: If you ever found yourself in a situation where you became pregnant, no matter how, no matter why – and you thought you would be shunned here – as God is my witness – you and your baby would never be “unwanted” here. Come and we will care for you, we will care for your baby. And you can tell your pregnant friend that as well. Come and welcome to Jesus Christ.