God is the giver of life, unless we don’t like how he does it.

On the way home from work today I heard about a governor vetoing a 72 hour waiting period before someone chooses to have a murder (abortion).  The governor cited his reason being that the law needs to have an exception for rape and incest.

No, it doesn’t.

We do not punish the children of criminals for the crimes of their parents.  We certainly must stop executing the children of rapists and sex offenders as if that somehow delivered the victim from the crime.

I have never heard a single victim of sexual assault assert that their abortion delivered them from the staggeringly painful effects of their violation.

have heard the handful of women with the courage to give birth to the children God has brought out of their tragedy talk about the joy and wonder that their child has brought to their life.

Why do we view the lives of children whose beginnings start in horror as unworthy?  Isn’t it because we have lost sight of the fundamental dynamic of Godliness, the role of redemption?

Is the child being terminated impersonal, just evidence of a horrible crime?  Or is that a live that comes from the giver of life (Psalm 36:9).  Such a person, descended from obvious sin, is in the exact same circumstance as everyone else.

Is grief and pain the absolute truth, or is hope and healing?  Which way should we come down when the life of a helpless human being is in the mix?

Is the child to be executed a crime made flesh, or are they a husband, a wife, a father, a mother, a coworker, a friend, a lover, an achiever, a worker, a believer, a builder, an artist… just on the wrong side of the timeline?

Will such a child have it hard?  I guess that depends on whether or not the people around them have the slightest concept of applying grace, of love overpowering evil, of a Hope greater than sin, of a God who is the father of the fatherless, of the Savior who calls the sick, the wounded, the weary, and the unwanted right alongside the famous, the healthy, the brave, and the strong, because we are all alike under his arms?