So, I did what I’ve learned to do in such cases. I again apologized to God for my own sin of abortion and for other sins. As a result, I was reminded that my sins were already forgiven and that I needed to take my eyes off myself. After all, my personal repentance had no effect on the fact that other children were being murdered in that very moment.
Here's the thing. What puts us in danger of the wrath of God isn't that abortions happen. It's that we have incorporated abortion into the body of the nation. Abortion became law and, therefore became us. And when New York and Virginia happened, it was as though they (we*) were saying "screw you, God! We'll kill these babies coming out of the chute!"
We all know how it tends to go when God responds with "Okay, then."
And, that train of thought conjured the story of the prophet Jonah and his soggy trip to the city of Nineveh.
Most people remember only one thing about Jonah: that he had the unique experience of being swallowed by a whale or some other large sea creature and of living to tell the tale. But many forget why Jonah ended up in the belly of the beast.
1 Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,-- Jonah 1:1-2
2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
God had told Jonah to go to Nineveh to inform the city that it was about to be judged for its sins. Instead, Jonah went in the opposite direction. God, however, can be very persuasive.
So, after the fish barfed Jonah up onto the beach, he went to Nineveh and walked the streets telling the inhabitants what God planned for them.
4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
6 For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.
7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:
8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.
9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.-- Jonah 3:4-10
Nineveh’s leader leads his subjects in repentance – a 180-degree turn in direction -- and, it occurred to me that, unless this nation’s leader did a similar thing, we were in perilous danger of being overthrown, in whatever form that would take.
So, I began to pray that the president of the United States would call on the nation to repent.
And then it happened.
There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our Nation saw in recent days. Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he basically stated he would execute a baby after birth.
To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.
Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.-- President Donald J. Trump, 2019 State of the Union Address
Stark language, as we have come to expect from this president.
Some are saying that the president’s statement didn’t go far enough, but they missed something which I did not. The phrase ‘feeling pain’ is a tiny little grenade rolled into the ideological tent of the pro-abortionists; a seed planted. Children can feel pain long before they exit the womb and I’m looking forward to the emergence of earthly proof that children feel pain from conception.
Therefore, I contend that there may be a stay of execution of judgment on us. Maybe we haven't quite turned around, much less begun to walk in the opposite direction, but those words are indeed a halt of progress toward the point of no return.
So, I thank you very much, President Trump, for halting our march toward damnation.
*When the prophet Daniel addressed God about the sins of his nation, he said that "we have sinned," even though he, the individual, had not sinned.
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