Where does God’s love draw the line? When a woman requests a partial-birth abortion, her child is completely delivered from the womb except for his head. Then a doctor makes an incision in the head and uses a suction catheter to suck the child’s brains out. The skull collapses, and the dead baby is delivered. Does God love the people involved in this awful practice?
Who’s to blame in this terrible situation? The men who have pressured women to have abortions share some of the responsibility for laying conscience aside and encouraging the procedure. Of course, the women involved are responsible for their decision. The justices who voted in favor of the case of Roe vs. Wade are also to blame. Planned Parenthood and social planners which encourage women to have abortions are responsible, too. The physicians who practice abortions cannot deny blame either. But did you know some churches are also responsible for abortions? 33% of evangelical churches agree that in some cases abortion is appropriate.
Does God still love these people who take innocent lives? Yes. If He didn’t, He could no longer be God. And He could no longer be my Savior, forgiving me from all my sins. I stand forgiven, not on account of my righteousness, but because the blood of Jesus Christ has completely cleansed me.
It’s never right to do wrong, no matter how people try to justify it. But I want to encourage you that no sin can take you past God’s limitless love and grace. You may have had an abortion, or you may have committed a despicable sin. The Son of God made provision for your sins 2,000 years ago at Calvary. Won’t you accept His forgiveness today?
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. — Peter Ustinov
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.