What odd emotional contradictions I’ve experienced this week.
I have begun reading Kisses From Katie. The New York Times bestseller about Katie Davis, a young woman who gave up her comfortable life for a fulfilled one. After graduating high school, she skipped college and went to Uganda. A young girl, so filled with the love of Jesus that she could not keep from sharing His love with those in need.
Not everyone receives a call like Katie’s. I must admit, however, that while reading her story, I feel a bit ashamed to confess that I don’t think I could do what she did. I am amazed to read her stories about the “critters” in her house and of the challenges she faces every day.
When God calls, He equips. That is the most amazing thing about God. He knows just who to call for the job.
I have cried until the tears no longer come; my heart is broken. My spirit is poured out in agony as I see the desperate plight of my people. Little children and tiny babies are fainting and dying in the streets. (Lamentations 2:11)
God called a high school girl, after only a two-week mission trip, with no teaching or nursing degree–to teach and care for the children in Uganda. Because He knew she would share His love.
The ministry she started for the children of Uganda is Amazima.org. It is the place she now calls home, where she is Mommy to a houseful of adopted children. Reading her story has been an incredible blessing. The love of Jesus beams from the pages of her book as well as the website.
Now the contrast …
Incredulous. It is the only way to describe my feelings upon hearing some of the responses to the secretly recorded lunch discussion regarding the buying and selling of baby body parts by Planned Parenthood.
I have to wonder, “Do these people have souls?” Of course I know they do. We all do.
All souls, however, will not reach the same final destination.
How is it that anyone can watch the videos or read the text of the conversations and not be heartbroken and disgusted? We can now see yet-to-be-born babies on an ultrasound monitor. Many have been present and have set their eyes on a newborn baby. Who could not be sickened at the idea of harvesting the body parts of these miracles of life?
Is America no longer a civilized society? Is this now a land of barbarians? It appears we may, indeed, be living amongst the “heathen.”
Leviticus 18:21 “Do not permit any of your children to be offered as a sacrifice to Molech, for you must not bring shame on the name of your God. I am the Lord.
There are, and will continue to be evils in the world. It is a fallen world. People are deceived. Our intellect and technology are now dark shadows over this blessed nation. We have become a nation of gods unto ourselves.
Only in a place where Satan rules could a story like this unfold. A story that includes a video suggesting the potentially illegal use an abortion procedure that is “less crunchy” in an effort to preserve the body parts that are, in essence “on order.”
Damage control includes spinning the story to find fault with The Center for Medical Progress, the organization responsible for the investigative report and video.
Some politicians see no reason to investigate the allegations. Even though there are videos of two separate occasions which demonstrate the abortion industry’s willingness to participate in the selling of human body parts. This is mind boggling to me.
In America, we are supposed to be presumed innocent before proven guilty. So for the sake of argument lets assume that they are not selling “specimens” taken from abortions they have provided. Shouldn’t it be investigated to confirm or deny it?
If proven true, our tax dollars going to an organization that is participating in criminal (not to mention abhorrent) activity. If we the American people–Christians, non-Christians, Pro-Life, Pro-Choice, men and women–are not all outraged enough to demand the truth, what does that say about us as human beings?
Whether in the name of “medical research” or simply in the name of profit, the day that this becomes acceptable is the day we can no longer call ourselves civilized.
Is this practice acceptable as long as it is for a good cause? Would you call for the de-funding of Planned Parenthood if the allegations are true? How far should we go to advance medical research?