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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Jesus Wept


Last Thursday, when our roads were snow-covered and a bit treacherous, I ventured out to the hairdressers. A New Year and time for a new me, right? It had been over two years since I sat in a beautician’s chair and conversed while she did my hair. I can’t say that I missed those types of superficial conversations. However, Thursday’s discussion was different. We talked about retirement, a so-called life of leisure, and social security. When I mentioned to her that she should not just depend on the money she will receive from social security, she said she would not rely on it because Social Security will probably be bankrupt by the time she is ready to retire.

I’ve heard people saying this for years, and maybe it’s a valid concern. Still, what shocked me was the thought that jetted through my mind, “We probably wouldn’t have to worry about SS bankruptcy if the 60 million plus babies aborted since Roe v. Wade in 1973 were working, tax-paying citizens.” Did I express my sentiments? No. It wasn’t the time for such a deep conversation, and she did have my hair in her hands (Lol).

That same day, I learned of a horrendous decision made by the state of New York, where abortion is now legal at any point in the pregnancy.[1] At first, I thought New York stood alone on this (I try not to watch the news, it’s way too depressing.), but today I saw a PragerU video where seven states plus Washington D.C. allow it.[2] NY is the eighth.

“Jesus wept,” was all I could think.[3]

Indeed, Jesus wept that day because he was caught up in the grief of Mary and Martha. I’ve had that happen to me when I’ve seen the tears of a friend. Not that I would ever compare myself to Jesus, but this shows his humanity. If Jesus wept at the death of His friend, Lazarus, when He full well knew the outcome, how much more does He weep over the hardened hearts who can happily kill an unborn baby and legislate laws so the evil will continue and spread?

Upon this thought, the Lord reminded me of Proverbs 6:16-19:  “These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him:  A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.”

According to God’s list, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and all the other Pro-death activists violated every one. They lied and deceived their state by calling it a Reproductive “Health” Act, declaring the baby is a blob of tissue even up to the point where it can live on its own outside the womb. How can their hearts be so cold? While one baby is dismembered in its mother’s womb, somewhere, another of the same gestational age, is carefully treated in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and the parents pray for God’s mercy.

Haughty legislators devised this wicked plan, and their feet ran swiftly to evil. They urged women to proudly share their abortion stories, although, I’m sure, behind closed doors, these women are crying for the child they murdered. Legislators even smiled for the camera while they signed the bill. Pride doesn’t get much worse. The last thing these lawmakers have achieved is to cause discord. And, the gap grows wider every day – those who love God and His Word, who stand for right, and those who hate Him.

What really turned my stomach was when Gov. Cuomo ended his celebratory speech. Cuomo said, “God bless you.” An oxymoron if I ever heard one. How could he think so little of God and still expect Him to bless?

AND…Jesus wept.

“He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming quickly.’ Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”[4]

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