When parents say no, or don’t do that, the majority of times it’s to protect our children. We’re older, we’ve experienced life, we know the dangers and possible repercussions our choices bring. Children, however, have an innate ability to give you the look that lets you know you couldn’t possibly understand how they feel and they’re just as certain, your main goal in life is to keep them from enjoying their lives to fullest. When in fact, the opposite is true.
We love our children, and because of that love, we have an instinctual urge to protect them.
God is not only our creator, if that wasn’t enough, but our Father. He loved us long before our earthly parents were aware of our existence. He’s not the big meanie in the sky who sets out each day to keep us from having fun and enjoying life. In the old testament He issued sanitary laws for the children of Israel to protect them from sickness and disease. Guidelines that are still in use today because they work. He speaks against adultery and sex outside of marriage because of the spiritual, emotional and physical illnesses we can bring upon ourselves and our spouses. How many men and women have inherited a physical disease because of an unfaithful spouse? And, we’re not even discussing the sexual lives of the unmarried in todays culture.
I say this because I’d like to direct you to an article published on www.charismanews.com. This article stated last week in the British Journal of Psychiatry, that a meta-analysis of 22 studies including 877,000 participants over a 14 year period found that 81 percent of women who had an abortion faced serious mental health risks. Here is a direct link: http://charismanews.com/culture/31899-study-abortion-leads-to-suicidal-behaviors
Many times science and medicine back up God’s truths, and when I can, I will share their findings with you. Abortion brings destruction not only to the child but to the mother. I’d like to pray with you.
Father God, thank you for loving us more than we love ourselves. Help us to hear what You are saying to us and help us to understand You want only good for us. Forgive us for doubting that, forgive us for not heeding your guidance. Forgive us.