By Pastor Benjamin Glaser - Posted at Thoughts from Parson Farms:
Well, I was halfway through writing something completely different when news broke last night that there is a good possibility that the Supreme Court has voted, or will vote, to overturn the 1973 decision popularly known as Roe v. Wade. You’d have to be living under a rock to not know that this was the decision which federally legalized abortion in the United States. By the time I wake up and read this again everything may have changed. It is my deepest prayer it does not, for if this is true than praise be upon praise be upon praise. Psalm 118:14-17 says:
The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
There is nothing that comes to mind more than the possibility that many millions of future lives, human beings made in the image of God will be able to now declare the works of the covenant LORD, who has in His blessed providence brought them to be in such a time as this. It would not be prudent to over do it, but in some sense it would be hard not to. More than 65 million innocent children have been killed since 1973. An event of this magnitude is humbling to witness. It would be like sitting there as the Berlin Wall fell, or when Israel awoke to find the armies of Assyria laid waste by the angels of the LORD. So much prayer, labor, and faithful witnessing has gone on in the last 40 years and so many people have died themselves awaiting even an inkling of this dream to come true. Yet, in the midst of it we must remember that this is not the end, but only the beginning of a dangerous time. The Japanese fought harder on Okinawa than at Guadalcanal because they knew the consequences of surrender at that point in the war.