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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"A Bittersweet Moment"


Tiller's family announced the permanent closing of his abortion clinic in Wichita, KS.

Tiller made the mid-west the late-term abortion capital of the United States. What a heart-breaking, painful, bloody title to hold as a Kansas resident. To those who may not know, George Tiller was shot and killed on Sunday, May 31st by someone wrongfully using the "PRO-Life" banner. As a proud pro-lifer, I respect life of ALL, not just of the unborn. As much as I disapproved of Tiller's practice, murdering him wasn't justifiable.

Genesis 50:20 (New International Version)
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

I am always quoting this and responding to seemingly horrible situations by reassuring that "What the devil meant for harm, God can use for His glory." I am REJOICING and PRAISING GOD today because out of a horrible situation - good is coming from it...for "the saving of many lives."

It still breaks my heart that people don't get that this isn't even a "religious" battle, it's a human rights issue. I have been torn by the comments from people who are clearly blinded and can't respect the sanctity of life. Needless to say my eyes have filled with tears and my heart has been extremely heavy if I give it much thought at all.

"Father God, I just praise your Holy name! God I am so thankful that your ways our higher than our ways and your plans far better than ours! As the war rages on for the protection of innocent babies, I pray a people would continue to raise up to stand for the unborn. I pray as the doors of Tiller's clinic close, another would NOT fling open! I just continue to pray for the lives of those who were scheduled for abortion these past weeks - that they would be spared and that Gen. 50:20 would be the banner over their lives, "what the enemy meant for harm, God intended for good..." and it saved MY LIFE!!! Lord Jesus, I pray that all the garbage surrounding this tragedy as a whole would not bring confusion but I pray for a clarity of mind and hearts for those who may not know where they stand on the issue of abortion. I pray that we'd all see that life is precious, ALL life. You knit us together in our mothers womb, you formed us, you knew us before we were born...and I pray man would stop interferring with the sanctity of life. Father God, I pray ministries would continue rising up to counsel and aid women facing unplanned pregnancies. That the hearts of compassionate people would continue reaching out to both mother and child. I pray this wouldn't be a fight ANY woman would have to face on her own - but the resources would be readily available throughout our country to offer the "choice" of LIFE! Lord, I love you and I am just so thankful for the closing of this slaughter house today. In Jesus' mighty and precious name I pray, AMEN!!!"


Shauna said...

I pray that we can continue our fight for life with the love of Christ not violence. Thanks for your words.

Kristen said...

what a beautiful prayer! I am so glad that his family will not reopen the clinic but sad because I don't think murder was the right answer as we are not out for an eye for an eye.

Also, thank you for your kind words on my blog! I hadn't had a chance to come by to let you know that I had them on there, but I was going to! I promise!