Recently I was reminded I do indeed live in a glass house. I'm a PW, which I think is worse than a PK. When you are in the ministry, all your walls are glass. Every word you say is dissected. You are supposed to be in check with your emotions at all times... or people think you have really messed up the ministry. There are times I'd like to run away from this glass house... move into my field surrounded by woods... and not be seen for years. But God has not called me to live secluded. God didn't even call me to be quiet. And I have realized, He doesn't even expect everyone to like me. (Although I argue with Him on this one.) But what God has called me to do is live truthfully... authentically... and exemplary before others.
I am NEVER going to agree with legalized abortion. NEVER, EVER, EVER... But, I do understand that I will likely not change the mindset of all. However, I will continue to support the Gospel, and I will continue to show grace. I was reminded that while God did have laws, He showed grace and mercy on numerous situations throughout the history of the Bible. And while I do feel there are always better options than abortion, I do care deeply for the women who have found this as their only option. So, in my house of glass, I will show grace, mercy, and love for them.
When I think about aborted souls, here are some things that come to my mind as I prayerfully consider it:
Those in the medical profession who support the legality of abortion use all the medical jargon and legal reasons why women should have the right to do what they will with their bodies. Yet, I worry about what happens to them once the "problem" is gone? I wonder how many follow up with their mental health in the years to come? I also pray for the medical profession. Our doctors and nurses are often placed in impossible situations, and I pray for God to shield them. I pray for God to strengthen their abilities to provide healing... healing for all patients.
Of course, I wish there were no aborted children. But I also pray for healing to the women who grieve. I pray for healing in their lives and bodies. We live in a sin-cursed world, so there will continue to be actions that are contrary to creation and reproduction as designed by God. I wish this life would be perfect... But I know better.
So in my glass house, this is what you should see:
Does sin anger me? Yes!
But God softens me to remember to love His creation as much as He does. So my anger quickly dissipates to prayer and love.