Who is the real enemy?
After watching the videos the Center for Medical Progress released revealing the illegal and inhumane actions of Planned Parenthood and StemExpress, my heart ached. But with the latest videos that came out, my heart broke.
Tears flow as I not only grieve for the lost Life, but as I realize how desensitized and depraved the abortionists have to be to repeatedly commit Life-ending abortions to harvest baby organs to fill the quota for the day… and to commit abortions where the Life doesn’t end and still harvest the required organs.
I’m sitting here, crying at my desk, processing with the Lord, “Oh God, what has our world come to? Please give me Jesus’ heart to say, ‘forgive them, they know not what they do.’ Lord, I am struggling with anger and sadness. I know they are both Your children, the baby and the abortionist, but Lord… How are they so numb? Don’t they feel anything?”
My heart is in pieces after hearing that the baby’s heart was beating and they still cut open her face to steal her brain. I need Jesus’ heart for these people because mine simply won’t do. They don’t know what they are doing. Those people can’t possibly comprehend the extent of the gruesome nature of what they are doing. They can’t. Or how could they do something like that? Tap a baby’s heart to see the throbbing beat, exclaim oh how neat! and then immediately after that cut open that tiny, defenseless face. There is an extreme disconnect there.
Either they are truly evil or they don’t know what they are doing. Every fiber in my body is begging for the latter to be true. I am praying for them. Begging God on their behalf to open their eyes to the cruel and disturbing nature of their work so that they will turn from it and receive the healing they need. Jesus is the only One who can melt a heart of stone. And I am begging God to give me love, compassion, and understanding so that I may have the right attitude towards those in charge at StemExpress and Planned Parenthood and whatever other organizations, universities, and companies are involved in that horrendous market.
Regardless of the institutions involved, the real enemy is not flesh and blood, our enemy is not any other person. Our enemy is the thief in the night, the lion that prowls around looking for the vulnerable or unprepared. We should heed 1 Peter 5:8 and not allow anger or hatred get in the way of purpose in Life. The sole purpose for each person is to glorify God in all that we do, not to cut down or be angry with those who are not glorifying God with their Lives.
The enemy is the one who comes in our darkest hours and tries to steal, kill, and destroy us. Abortion allows him to do all those things at the same time: stealing motherhood and childhood, killing a baby—destroying the child’s body (and the mother’s in cases of botched abortions) while planting a seed to destroy the mother emotionally and spiritually if she takes the bait.
I don’t mean to be preachy; I just wanted to share where I had to go with the Lord in order to get my heart right towards my brothers and sisters working at Planned Parenthood, StemExpress, and the like. Be angry at what is happening, but remember who the culprit really is. Do not let the enemy win by allowing him to divide us. We need to love our neighbors, even when we don’t agree with their actions, even when their actions aren’t loving, and even when they act illegally. Use your anger to motivate you to do what’s right, let your anger burn as passion inside of you to love all the more! And let your passion show; share what is happening with others and put a stop to the horrendous acts being permitted. Don’t sit in your anger or sadness, be a part of the solution!
Tags: bioethics, culture, planned parenthood