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Can you hear her crying?
Can you hear her crying?
The numbers are staggering. Over 55 million unborn children have been killed on purpose since abortion in all nine months of pregnancy was legalized in the United States forty years ago.
What can you do?
Writing about the boys in Bethlehem under two years old who were killed by order of Herod, Matthew (writing in the first century AD) quotes the prophet Jeremiah (writing in the seventh century BC), who hears Rachel (living in the twentieth century BC):
“A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more” (Matthew 2:18).
Can you hear her crying now? You can cry too, I suppose.
You would be crying with distressed mothers and fathers who regret their choice to abort at a difficult time.
You would be crying with parents who would have been willing to adopt those children and raise them in contact with the Word of God and the love of Jesus.
You would be crying with congregations who reach out to children and to families in difficult situations with aid, support, and the good news of forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus.
But don’t cry and give up. Instead, turn your crying to praying:
Hear my prayer, O Lord; listen to my cry for mercy.
Call my nation to repentance, and turn our hearts to you.
Give me the opportunity to help people in distress.
And reassure me that you are still in control
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
By Rev. Paul Prange
Learn more at Christian Life Resources
Read how God has a plan for all his children—he wants them saved from eternal death; he wants them to have everlasting life through faith in Jesus. God wants all his children to have a time of grace and to get to know and come to faith in the Savior.
There are several pregnancy counseling centers across the country that offer compassionate and confidential counseling, as well as a safe place to receive resource information. For more information, visit the Web site of Christian Life Resources, n pro-life organization affiliated with WELS.
Is abortion a sin?
Answer: The Holy Scriptures clearly teach that the living, yet unborn, are persons in the sight of God (Job 10:9-11, Psalm 139:13, Psalm 51:5, Jeremiah 1:5, Luke 1:41-44) and are under the protection of his commandment against murder (Exodus 20:13, Matthew 5:21, Genesis 9:6).