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Stand For Life

melianewbornhand2It’s hard to remember the humanity behind egregious behavior sometimes.  That, and our own desperate need for the same love, respect, patience, forgiveness and forbearance despite our own sinful behaviour, our sin-filled pasts, our lapses of good judgment, our folly.   We forget, in viewing inhumane behaviour, in the heat of disagreement, and frustration and horrified emotion, that we, but for the grace of God could be in their very same shoes.  Planned Parenthood’s barbaric practice of killing — destroying life — dismembering babies and contracting with companies the sale and distribution of those body parts is so grotesque that it’s hard to even imagine — it’s incomprehensible.   The astonishing thing about this though, is that even though it so assaults our senses that we cannot fathom how civilized individuals could possibly engage in such activity, let alone organize it, the truth is: we are could be doing, or are capable of doing, the very same thing.  That’s a sickening thought, isn’t it?

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
We know we need it — even demand it at times, but everyone needs love and patience and forgiveness and hope.  It’s what distinguishes us as human.  But what also distinguishes us as human is that without Christ, without accepting the gift of salvation through Him, we are destined for hell, we are unrestrained, we are unredeemed.  It is a gift and it is by the grace of God that we can even see this — that He loved us while we were yet sinners and died in our place that we might have redemption through His shed blood and live with Him eternally.  Sin eternally separates us from God but Jesus, who is the Way the Truth and the Life, breaks the bonds of sin and separation and gives us redemption by grace through faith in Him.  Jesus came that we might have life and that more abundantly.  This is the love of God.That’s what missing in the Planned Parenthood equation: Love.

That life is precious, that man was made in God’s image and that God in His great love and mercy created us all.  All of us.

May we stand for life and do so in Love.
May we stand for those whose voices have been destroyed.
May we stand with those who think they have no other options; give them love, give them the truth, give them hope.
May we stand for Truth.
May we stand against destroying life.
May we stand against selling body parts of destroyed babies.
May we remember to be: p.e.a.c.e.f.u.l.
May we remember to be: k.i.n.d.
May we remember to: Love.
May we ever remember that everyone’s going through something.
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Thank you for joining me here today, may the Lord bless you and your home.