October marks the beginning of Respect Life Month. For many who are post abortive, this can be a particularly difficult time if they have not addressed their own healing and are still living in silence and shame. It can also even be difficult for those who have begun the healing journey, as abortion will be in the forefront of many activities for the coming month.
There are many people (including ourselves many times) who may not think the post abortive have the right to speak for the unborn. For whatever reason we aborted, whether we were coerced or freely chose to have an abortion, we participated in the death of our children, so, why should we be a voice for the voice we silenced?
You see, that’s the overwhelmingly amazing thing about healing and God’s mercy. He takes our worst sin, the death of our children, who are now “living in the Lord,” and uses those very children to bring us back to Himself and teach us of His love, the very love we lacked leading to abortion!
These are not abstract children, they are our children! Our sons and our daughters, given to us by God.
Our God is a God of second chances, and even though we rejected our children here on earth, His love, forgiveness, and mercy give us the opportunity to “reclaim our children.” Not physically, but spiritually, so that things can be as God intended them to be. We are family.
Do we deserve this gift? Of course not, but it is not about what we deserve, it is about the incredible love and mercy of God, who sent His only Son into the world to die for our sins so that we may have eternal life.
As Dave Reardon says in The Jericho Plan, one of my favorite books on post abortive healing, who better to speak for the unborn than the mothers (and fathers) who mourn? In healing, God gives us a voice for our children, our sons and daughters. We pray the rest of the world does the same.
Are you living in darkness and depression after an abortion?
Unable to get past the pain of your loss?
There is Hope. There is Healing. There is a way out of the darkness.
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