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Friday, June 21, 2013

Pray for Families (Eyes to See)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

I’ll warn you.  I’m a little wound up!

God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female* he created them.  Genesis 1:27

Dignity.  We were given dignity upon our creation, because we were made in the image of God.  We are treasured by Him.  Thus, we should treasure each life he brings into the world.

Recently a coworker and I were having a product discussion with one of our customers and when a word used, randomly diverted the topic to the Holocaust.  We all agreed the killing of so many innocent people was an atrocity.  My coworker pondered, “How was all that killing of the innocent allowed, especially when you consider the millions that were killed?  Didn’t people speak up? 

I felt my whole body tighten up.  I think my blood pressure shot up too.  I didn’t want to turn what was supposed to be a professional discussion with a customer into what is now considered a political statement.  Inside, I was screaming, wanting to respond, "The same way society has been lulled into thinking that the ripping of unborn babies from their mother’s womb is okay!!!!  Now over 55,000,000!  How? By redefining “killing” and sanitizing it with new wording. The same way people today are lulled into thinking that euthanasia of the sick/elderly is okay.  How? By redefining “killing” and sanitizing it with new wording.  By shifting the priority to what we want, not what God wants. ”

Anyone who sheds the blood of a human being, by a human being shall that one’s blood be shed; For in the image of God have human beings been made.  Genesis 9:6

Is it any wonder that marriage too is being redefined? We have stripped it of it’s procreative status.  Could it be because we as society have already shown children to be so irrelevant when we allow them to be killed (abortion, selective reduction, Plan B, birth control) pre-birth? Or even immediately post-birth, as did Kermit Gosnell? 

I still question whether I should have spoken up, rather than divert the discussion back to business. Is there ever a good time?

Where in your life are you being lulled into complacency and silence?  What does our inaction tell others?  What occurs as a result of our silence?

Let us pray for guidance and wisdom, not just for ourselves, but also for our families and our friends.  Let us ask for help in learning how to speak the bold truth with love.  Let us ask for eyes to see, so that we may first look at our own lives.   Let us witness to those who have misplaced compassion and are unintentionally blind.  Let us ask for a compassionate heart to convert the hearts of others through our love.  

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Speak the truth.  Pass it on!