The Issue Of Life And Politics

                My wife Karen and I stumbled onto a youtube video earlier in the year called “Newborn Blessing”.  It was a song and prayer from a mother to her newborn baby.  I have included the link below for your viewing.   As I watched the video, I was reminded that as the political season heats up; the issue of life, when it begins and a woman’s right to choose will be prominently debated.  It always is.  Due to recent events, this issue is once again garnering much attention.  But God and His Word never change. There are so many political interest groups that will push their own agenda as it concerns issues of life.  I know that there are those who think differently than what I believe concerning this.  At one time, I held a different and very wrong view concerning abortion.  I held that view because God was never factored into my consideration of what is right.  Included also in this video were several passages of Scripture.  Here are a few:  “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:13).  “Your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:16).  David, Israel’s greatest king authored this psalm.  He knew that God’s interest in him came even before he was born.  These verses in Psalm 139 are not the only ones that recognize the personhood of a fetus.  When we search the Scriptures, it is impossible to weave around what these passages say regarding when life begins and when His care for us began.  I know our culture is working hard to teach us differently, but God’s Word is clear here; it is clear whether or not we choose to submit to its authority.  Unfortunately, as with many other issues, we have chosen to elevate our thinking above that to which God has spoken.                  

                So, the question remains, “What do we do moving forward in this political season?”  Simply this;  we engage in the political process and seek candidates who maintain a healthy reverence for God; submitting to His authority concerning this and any other issue in which He speaks.  But make no mistake, the issue of life, when it begins and the rights of an unborn child has to be settled in our hearts first and foremost.  Will you hear from Him or will you turn away from His Word?  Politically, this issue may never be settled, but it can be settled inside each of us.  Way too often we have sought human solutions to spiritual issues and they are always destined to fail and dishonor God in the process.  Why not look at this time, and in this moment, to the One who had the first word, and the One who will also have the last.  Don’t look to politicians, political interest groups or your own reasoning for answers.  Look to God for He has had the answer all along.  When you do, you’ll find that not only will no political interest group be able to sway you, but the answers you receive will always be the right ones.

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