Bits of Sweetness: To love a life

To love a life

I don't know if you've heard about Gosnell in the news lately. It's been weighing heavy on my heart. I mostly skip listening to the news, and let Josh fill me in on what I really need to know, because there is a lot of icky, tough stuff out there and really, who wants to hear about all the tragedies daily? Maybe there's a reason I have a positive radio station on most of the time that reports on positive news. I love it. Back to Gosnell though. It's a hot topic. The left & ride sides have very different views on the solution, but I think we all could agree that there needs to be an end to all the madness. He is only one of many certified "providers" of women's services that, if inspected, would be immediately shut down. I know many have said that they hope he gets what's coming to him. I've even seen some who proclaim the love of Christ wishing the same thing on him that he did to so many others. I don't. I pray. I pray that his calloused soul might be touched by the light of true peace, of true joy and that he might accept Christ as his Savior. It's probably a long shot, but prayer is the most powerful thing.

All of this touches a deep spot in my heart. The place that loves life.

I found this-

I thought this was a little interesting. Because, you know, the name of the business and all.

I love this.

But this? this is my favorite. Because it speaks 1,000 words in two little sentences.

If we as a society start deciding that we have a say on who is wanted or not,
and that we can predetermine the quality of life one will have, where does that take us? 
We trust that the governing powers would never hurt us, but let us never forget
the quality of life that was determined for blacks, for Jews, and today, for all babies.

All life is important. From day 1 to year 121.
We as a society would be wise to not play God
but instead to see the beauty in things, no matter how wanted, or great
of an inconvenience they are. We reach a scary mountain of a situation and don't 
realize the blessing that God has waiting for us on the other side. We panic.
We run. We don't want to face something. We want an out. 
But when it effects over 53 million little lives in four decades....
It's time for a change.
When there is so much pain, and so much trama, 
so much hurt hidden deep down in so many women?
It's time for a change.

It's time to value life.
To live a life that knows that no matter what mistakes come,
what unwanted things happen,
that there is a God who can make rainbows out of storms
who can bring beauty through pain
and that no matter what believe that you will be ok.

Psalm 139:13-14 
For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  
I praise you for i am fearfully and wonderfully made."

But there is something more- 
God is love.
so much love.

Is it horrific what Gosnell has done?
But does God love him?

Does God love us, for the horrible mess that we are?
For the awful mistakes we have made?
For the secrets we pray that no one will find out.
The things we try to pretend God can't see?
He loves you like crazy! 
One bad choice,
or 100 bad choices,
could never separate us from the love of God.


Choose life.
Choose to love those it is hard to love.
Choose to forgive those who don't deserve it.
Choose to pray for those you wish ill upon.
Choose to give God your secret.
He will take your burden, your guilt, your shame,
your sorrow, your pain, and set you free
and give you peace.

One of my favorite songs ever.

Matthew West- More

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