Roe: The View From Here

What a week! — A week of divisions, a week of celebrations, a week of cautions, a week of squealing and protesting…

I don’t always comment on current events, especially in the heat of the moment; I prefer to let them sit for a minute. Still, I understand some of the implications of Roe V Wade being overturned, good and bad…

I’ve longed for this day since my 20s, moving from a pro-life view to an abolitionist view, and I am proud of those — especially of the younger generations –– who took up this battle on the front lines. What a surprise gift to our nation!

Still, the strangest thing happened to me that day: I found myself unable to rejoice…

Too little, too late? I suppose that was the feeling I harbored… I quietly acknowledged the move, while still being aghast that it had ever been a thing so supported by our nation. I am still aghast… and that the murder of innocents should be called “progress” is appalling.

But it was more than that.

Prior to the verdict, I thought If Roe remains, swift judgement continues for our nation, but if it is overturned, maybe — just maybe — God will extend His hand of mercy yet again on behalf of His people.

It’s not that I’m not happy about that; it’s just that I am sobered by that.

Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him.

2 Peter 3:15

So, I thank God. And I recognize the restraining spirit of the verdict. Nevertheless, the days remain dark, and I pray that we all grow to recognize God’s abundant and kind patience in slowing the days.

No matter your view on the topic, the Truth remains:

“Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. 

Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”

Luke 13:2b-5

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