The horrors of 163,000,000 girls being aborted, as Pastor John reported yesterday, are beyond human comprehension.
At least beyond my comprehension – I can’t begin to understand a number that large.
But God does. He has perfect knowledge of more than 6.9 billion people. And he knows every one of us more intimately than we even know ourselves.
I had four thoughts immediately after reading Pastor John’s post:
- I am very grateful that Pastor John described the destruction of babies with disabilities as ‘monstrous.’ May it be that the killing of female babies truly awakens the entire world to the exceeding evil that is abortion.
- God is sovereign over all things, and the blood of Jesus can cover even the destruction of 163,000,000 little girls.
- Individually, we cannot begin to put a dent into a number like that. But we can tell our stories, and maybe God would be pleased to use my story or your story to save one baby, and then another and another. We don’t need to tell it the same way, but as God leads us to do so. For example, a couple of weeks ago Justin Taylor pointed to “a letter to a mother thinking about terminating a baby with a genetic disorder.”
- I don’t pray nearly enough.
If you would, please also pray for me about a new opportunity to bring attention to disability, the Bible, and the church.
You may have noticed on the Desiring God blog that a new series, The Works of God, is posted on Tuesdays. I have felt a growing burden to bring more focus and planning around this opportunity, and will be meeting with the web content manager on Monday to discuss some thoughts I have going forward. Ironically to me, but of course under God’s planning, I had written just last Friday to the web content manager, asking for help in thinking through such ‘hot’ issues as abortion, infanticide and euthanasia for this series. I’m grateful for your prayers as more than anything I want people to see Jesus as of greater worth than anything – and the very foundation of joy in the midst of every circumstance.