So many people argue about whether abortion is right or wrong.
So many people are wasting their time.
I always go back to this: “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s…” – Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 22:21).
The government’s going to make decisions. Some of them will be vile and poisonous and champion the cause of Satan and present this package with a crisp white bow on top.
We’re not to be fooled. But we’re not to cause chaos because of it. We’re to be in the trenches, loving and aiding those who are bereft and find themselves in a position that they can’t even fathom breaking through.
Because we have the power of God within and us and a host of angels at our shoulders, we KNOW that this moment, this idea of a whole world, a whole life changing is not a mountain that can’t be climbed. But they don’t know that. And that is why the church is to be the church, never to condemn but to sit side-by-side women who have found themselves in a position they never thought they’d be in. We are to pray for those who have been viciously attacked and offer a servant’s heart.
The law will be the law. But we will be the people of God.
And when we sit bickering at one another about what that means, we waste precious time helping those we feel we’re fighting for in the first place.
The second part of that verse? “…and to God the things that are God’s.”
We are to give God what is His, which is us. We are made in His image. If we were to truly do this, give EVERY part of ourselves and aspect of our lives – our sexuality, our bank accounts, our parenting, our jobs, our social lives, etc. – our world would be one in which the idea of abortion would be obsolete.
But we don’t live in a perfect world. We live in this one. And like Christ redeemed the broken, we too, have that opportunity. He didn’t do it by shaking His fists and opinions in people’s faces. He did it by ushering in the Kingdom of God, an upside down kingdom that begins on bended knee.
I will serve the brokenhearted and the scared. The lost. And not because Cesaer requires it, but because God does.