Friday, July 27, 2012

My Early Morning Reflection

After waking up at 5am and tossing and turning for almost an hour, I decided to just get up and go out to the front porch and have some quiet Bible time before the kids woke up. As always, I just opened up my Bible to see what the Lord wanted to show me and I opened up to Psalm 1 and started reading. When I got to Psalm 10, my blood ran cold. His word truly is eternal; His commandments and truth know no century. I'm sure another pro-lifer has done a commentary on the pro-life connection to the following passages and I'm just reinventing the wheel but I just felt like I unearthed a treasure.

Psalm 10:1-11
"Why, Lord do you stand at a distance and pay no heed to these troubled times? Arrogant scoundrels pursue the poor; they trap them by their cunning schemes. The wicked even boast of their greed; these robbers curse and scorn the Lord. In their insolence the wicked boast: "God doesn't care; doesn't even exist." Yet their affairs always succeed; they ignore your judgement on high; they sneer at all who oppose them. They say in their hearts, "We will never fall; never will we see misfortune." Their mouths are full of oaths, violence, and lies; discord and evil are under their tongues. They wait in ambush near towns; their eyes watch for the helpless, to murder the innocent in secret. They lurk in ambush like lions in a thicket, hide there to trap the poor, snare them and close the net. The helpless are crushed, laid low; they fall into the power of the wicked, who say their hearts, "God pays no attention, shows no concern, never bothers to look."

If this isn't a description of Planned Parenthood then I don't know what is. If you drive through most poor, usually urban, areas, you will see 3 things: payday loan buildings, liquor stores, and a Planned Parenthood. Take a drive to 711 North Providence Rd in Columbia, MO to see for yourself how they "wait in ambush near towns; their eyes watch for the helpless, to murder the innocent in secret." These businesses prey on the poor and the helpless and if you ever read any of Planned Parenthood's press releases and quarterly statements, you will see that "the wicked even boast of their greed". If you are familiar with the D&C abortion method (, then you understand exactly how the "helpless are crushed".

If you read further in these psalms you will read that they will be made to account for their crimes. Our God is not at a distance and cares very deeply. He is "the defender of the orphans" and so is every single person who prays and helps the poor and women who feel helpless because of a pregnancy.

Psalm 10:12-15
"Rise up, Lord God! Raise your arm! Do not forget the poor! Why should the wicked scorn God, say in their hearts, "God doesn't care?" But you do see; you do observe the misery and sorrow; you take the matter in hand. To you the helpless can entrust their cause; you are the defender of orphans. Break the arms of the wicked and depraved; make them account for their crimes; let none of them survive."