The Possibilities

This morning as I read over my daily devotional, I got to the passage in Mark where Jesus said that it was easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. I could picture the discouragement that his followers felt when they imagined how enormously impossible it would be.  His simple response to their struggle was, “With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”  As we face the spiritual battles of our time, it is so easy for us to lose touch with His power. I asked myself, “when was the last time that I asked God to put an end to abortion and really felt in the depths of my heart that it could be done?” I admit it has been a long time. At CPS, I counsel people in crisis about finding hope in what seems like hopeless situations not realizing that I had all but lost hope myself.

For the past few years, I have witnessed the passing of many great pro-life bills, I have seen mothers and fathers experience a change of heart about aborting their babies, and I have been encouraged by how many people I come across who identify themselves as pro-life. I suppose I have become accustomed to the idea that all these little steps will ultimately reach the goal and even worse I have accepted that it is the only way the goal will ever be reached. Like the disciples who quickly forgot the miracle of the loaves and fishes when the storm rocked their boat, I have satisfied myself with crumbs when the Lord has laid a banquet before me.

If we all embraced the reality that God could overturn Roe v. Wade in an instant, we would finally focus attention on the circumstances that caused women to abort in the first place. Without abortion, we would be forced to examine the moral condition of our nation. If stopping abortion means more babies are born into welfare, maybe we will do something about the welfare system and find productive ways to help families become self-sufficient. Abortion has given us permission to close our eyes long enough. Maybe sexual immorality will become less popular and marriage will become the ideal state that it was intended to be. I look forward to a day when pro-life centers like CPS are no longer necessary.

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