Last week, I engaged in an exchange of words about abortion on a certain blog site. Someone left an interesting comment:
“Honestly a baby can ruin someone’s life due to expenses alone. what hope does that leave the mother, or the baby?”
As a Christian, I guess I forget sometimes that the world doesn’t know Jesus. I was praying at the court last night, and this issue of hope came to the forefront of my mind.
Really, what hope does the world think it has? Maybe it’s just to live a fully happy life, or perhaps it’s to improve society or standards of living for future generations. Ultimately, it all comes down to money. Money can definitely buy superficial happiness. It offers a full stomach, a pleasant living space and an entertained mind. With enough money, you can even buy power and influence, and good things can be accomplished. This is the false hope of the world.
To appease the false god Money, sacrifices must be made. A prominent one is the human sacrifice of abortion; the murder of innocent lives keeps false hope alive. Some people may have convinced themselves otherwise, but most know in their heart that abortion is wrong. Why do you think great leaders want to make abortions “rare”? They simply want to offer the least sacrifice necessary to achieve the desired result: the god Money being satisfied.
We who believe in Jesus have a great hope. It is a hope placed in our hearts by the love of God. It is Christ in us, the hope of glory, the promise of everlasting life! It doesn’t matter if we’re poor or rich, educated or illiterate. God loves us all with a furious love just as we are, and we will live forever. All we have to do is believe. Yes, God has prepared works for us to do, and we will accomplish them with joy. But first, above everything else, we must believe that He loves us. That is where hope comes from; His love is the most powerful love in the universe. It conquers sin and death and produces eternal life and joy.
May we proclaim the hope of eternal life to a hopeless and dying world.
“And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”–Romans 5:5