In the last 24 hours I have read some of the most horrifying stories. Stories that nightmares are made of. And I walk away thinking what is happening to our world? When did be loose such respect for ourselves as humans? Why is life so undervalued, and why is the image of our Creator totally out of our minds?!
One story talked about how China's one-child policy was not only responsible for forced abortions, but also now we are seeing a mass increase in child sex trafficking as well as bride sales. Our own State Department in the United States has acknowledged that this one-child policy in China is responsible for building a demand for sex trafficking and forced prostitution. Women from Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia are being shipped in to marry Chinese men. With lures of better jobs for women, these women are manipulated into the prostitution ring.
The next three stories are all pro-life stories.
First on Winthrop University campus in South Carolina, students involved in the Socialist Student Union covered the grounds with wire coat hangers in a mockery of pro-life groups who had recently decorated the grounds with flags representing children lost to abortions. Months earlier a Pro-Choice group in D.C. decided to start selling gold wire hanger key chains to raise funds for Planned Parenthood.
The next story involves Ivy League school Yale denying Choose Life at Yale (CLAY6) membership with the Social Justice Network (SJN). The SJN at Yale is currently being lead by an individual in full support of abortion practices. The real zinger here is that CLAY used to be a "provisional” member of SJN, and they were active members within the organization.
The Final story is the most shocking and horrifying for me. It brings tears to my eyes just reading the story. At 4pm on April 23rd, Marion County Commissioners (Oregon) were alerted that the province of British Columbia was sending their aborted and miscarried babies to a plant in Oregon, and they had been burning them for energy. Oh................ it makes me shiver just typing this out...makes me physically sick. Thankfully Commissioner Janet Carlson has vowed to end this sickening practice and find out who knew and for how long.
Jeremiah 17:9 says, " The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?"
And isn't that where we are today?
Seriously who can understand any of the above stories....and friends; I am not making them up or exaggerating them. We live in such a graceless age................or is it that we don't truly know what Grace is?
We continue to see this disregard for life because we continue to disregard the one who made it.
God expects to adhere to Biblical standards when it comes to our world views. Now i am no saint I have had my own sins that I have had to struggle through.
The Key to overcoming these sinful mindsets lies here:
John 5:40 " Yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life."
"Love is Patient. Love is Kind.