We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know




Over the last few weeks, I’ve been sickened, as I’m sure you have, over the videos released exposing Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts. I could write my own rant here, but others have already done that and done it amazingly well. I highly recommend reading Matt Walsh’s blog on this issue. He sugar coats nothing, and his blunt voice is very unlike my own, but he points to truth, which I appreciate. I also recommend John Piper’s posts on this topic.

We are not shocked by much anymore. Our world seems to have lost its moral common sense. But I have never been more inspired to live out my faith with bold determination. The only way I can do this is to keep my mind set on the One who reigns and the One who wins the war. But oh how my heart aches for how we have individually and collectively been blinded by the enemy.

God is so good. While we watch these Planned Parenthood videos, and sob and cry out to God, I can’t help but say, “Thank you, God, for allowing this information to be revealed. Thank you!”

Last week, Steve and I were having our weekly date on the screen porch when he began to encourage me to do what I’ve never done before. Attend a protest. So I gathered a couple of friends and Saturday we attended the protest in Charlotte.

I don’t know what I expected, but what I experienced is not what I expected. It was families. Lots and lots of families. It was peaceful, full of grace, truth, and love. There were no angry words, only truth.

Sign after sign brought tears to my eyes. As women arrived at the clinic, I couldn’t help but wonder about their story. I only saw 2 women enter that morning, but I didn’t have my eyes on the door the entire time either. As I looked at those women, my heart cried for them, ached for them.

One of my friends who went with me works at a crisis pregnancy center. She had shared how her heart aches for the women. Yes, for the unborn, but for those women who may be scared, forced into abortion, feeling like they have no choice or support, not knowing that God has a plan for that child they carry, or understanding she is being lied to at the clinic.

Jacob didn’t understand why I felt I needed to go to the protest. “You didn’t change anything by being there.” I get it. I see where he’s coming from. While it might not seem that anything changed, I believe we did bring change and will bring change. We gathered together in the name of Jesus. That brings change. We prayed as a unified voice calling on the One who is the only giver and taker of life. That brings change. We prayed and spoke for the ones with no voice. That brings change. Faith encouraged faith, passion encouraged passion, we saw we weren’t alone. That brings change.

Satan would love us to think our voice brings no change. It’s a lie. We bring change when we stand in the name of Jesus and call on the power of God. WE don’t bring change, HE brings change.

While I stood in the blazing sun Saturday morning, I thought of the night Jesus was betrayed. (Matthew 26:36-45) How his soul was grieved, and he knew where to go for comfort and help. To his father in prayer. So he asked his disciples to keep watch and pray. One hour later, he returned to find them sleeping, so he asked could they not stay awake for 1 hour. So again he asked them to stay awake and pray. The scenario repeats. He comes back to find sleeping disciples. This time, he left them, went back and prayed a third time, then returned to find them still sleeping. He woke them and told them the hour is near, get up.

My friends, it’s time for us to wake up. It’s time to force open our sleepy eyes and pray. It’s time we follow the lead of Jesus, we turn to the Father. Our souls are overwhelmed with grief. This is not a time to sleep. It’s a time to stay awake and pray. Pray without ceasing.

The enemy tempts us  toward discouragement telling us it’s not worth the fight. The fight is in us. The fight is on our knees. The power doesn’t come from us. We are powerless without God. If He is for us, who can be against us? God is for us. God is for the unborn. God is for those women walking into that clinic who don’t know they have another option. We call out to Him. God is for His people.

Proverbs 24:11-12

“Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?”

It’s not only those unborn babies being led to death, it’s a part of the hearts of the mamas too. Once a mama, always a mama. Her heart will ache for what has been taken from her.

We live in the age of too much information at a speed that dizzies our souls. We do not have the excuse we did not know. We know.

We speak up on our knees. We are a voice for the voiceless first on our knees. We call on His power. Then we take a stand in our country. We call our senators. We write letters. We don’t let this issue drop. It’s too big. It’s human life we are talking about!!!

If this has been heavy on your heart, move with it. He wants to use you to bring change.

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