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Unquestioning

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Unquestioning

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When does life begin?
There seems to be some confusion…
Does it begin at conception?
Or is it true that life is mere circumstance — just a chance?

Why are we so unquestioning
When a man or woman proclaims
The thing within the woman’s body
Is not a baby, not even human?
It’s merely a  fetus, a parasite to be destroyed
By choice…

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How can we deny the baby’s humanity
When only six weeks after conception,
The child has a face,
And a heart that beats
A heart that will one day love…

Why are we so unquestioning
When a man or woman proclaims
The thing within the woman’s body
Is not a baby, not even human?
It’s merely a fetus, a parasite to be destroyed
By choice…

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How can we not call
This precious one “Baby”
When at only twelve weeks
He sucks on his thumb
And yes — even feels pain?

Why are we so unquestioning
When a man or woman proclaims
The thing within the woman’s body
Is not a baby, not even human?
It’s merely a fetus, a parasite to be destroyed
By choice…

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As time marches on,
Baby changes and grows…
With all organs in place,
By her twenty-first week,
She clings tenaciously to life!

Why are we so unquestioning
When a man or woman proclaims
The thing within the woman’s body
Is not a baby, not even human?
It’s merely a fetus, a parasite to be destroyed
By choice…

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As Baby’s second trimester comes to a close,
She yawns and she stretches
And hiccups and kicks,
While she sucks her thumb.
If she were born now, this child could live!

Why are we so unquestioning
When a man or woman proclaims
The thing within the woman’s body
Is not a baby, not even human?
It’s merely a fetus, a parasite to be destroyed
By choice…

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As Mommy’s belly expands and it stretches,
She knows this is no tumor or parasite…
The evidence is clear, leaving no doubt
That within the depths of her womb
Human life is unfolding…

Why are we so unquestioning
When a man or woman proclaims
The thing within the woman’s body
Is not a baby, not even human?
It’s merely a fetus, a parasite to be destroyed
By choice…

Image Credit: Huffaker Photography

And now the time has come,
This tiny human is ready to be born…
But what if now, after all of this time,
Mommy suddenly changes her mind?
Does this child have no rights?

Why are we so unquestioning
When a man or woman proclaims
The thing within the woman’s body
Is not a baby, not even human?
It’s merely a fetus, a parasite to be destroyed
By choice…

© 2013
Cheryl A. Showers

Daily Prompt: Dear Leader

If your government (local or national) accomplishes one thing in 2013, what would you like that to be?
Daily Prompt: Dear Leader

If my government were to accomplish one thing in 2013, I would want to see Roe vs. Wade overturned, and the sanctity of human life upheld. I realize that this is a very touchy topic with many, but I truly believe that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. For the sake of argument, this is the definition of life from dictionary.com:

  1. the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally.
  2. the sum of the distinguishing phenomena of organisms, especially metabolism, growth, reproduction, and adaption to environment.

Now, many purport that human life doesn’t begin until after birth, however, this is simply not true, according to the definition of life listed above. From the instant of conception, a human being begins to grow within his/her mother’s womb, as many changes occur throughout the baby’s nine months of gestation. It is my contention that because our government places such little value on human life, in all stages of life, that many of the people of this nation also devalue human life.

Week 11 Unborn Baby BBC Health Tools
Week 11 Unborn Baby
BBC Health Tools

Don’t you find it ironic that this nation places little to no value on unborn human children, and yet they enforce strict penalties for violating animal rights? The Bald Eagle has been removed from the endangered species list,  yet according to The Daily Retort, “The original penalty for violating this law was $5,000 or a year in prison. However, under the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, as amended in 1987, the fine soared to $100,000 for guilty individuals who tried to “…pursue, shoot, shoot at, poison, wound, kill, capture, trap, collect, molest or disturb…a bald or golden eagle, alive or dead; or any part, nest or egg of these eagles….”

Now for those of you who are animal lovers, please understand that I too, love animals, and I abhor animal cruelty. However, I also believe that human beings, whether the unborn, newborn, toddlers, children, teenagers, young adults, middle-aged adults or elderly adults are of much greater value, and their lives must be protected.

So many of us question how such atrocities as mall shootings, the Batman movie shooting, the Newtown massacre and so many other horrible cruelties against men, women and children can occur, while turning a blind eye to the millions of unborn babies whose lives have been terminated since Roe vs. Wade, in 1973. According to an article written by LifeNews.com on January 23, 2012, “A new estimate published by the National Right to Life Committee indicates there have been an estimated 54,559,615 abortions since the Supreme Court handed down its 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision allowing virtually unlimited abortions.”

We live in a society that has so devalued human life in the last 40 years, that mass killings have become the norm. No longer do we see the occasional random acts of violence. We are now witnesses to an epidemic of murders, tortures, suicides and other forms of cruelty.

I truly believe that if our government and its citizens do not amend its ways, we, like the fall of the Roman empire and so many other barbaric nations, will one day cease to exist. This is why, my prayer… my dream… my vision for the United States of America and its government is that we will realize the sanctity of human life, and overturn Roe vs. Wade. It is my prayer that every man, woman and child will come to know that each one of them has been created in the image of God, and that He has created each one of us different, but equally precious in His sight. It is my prayer that the government and the men, women and children of this country will once again realize that we have all been endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life

© 2012
Cheryl A. Showers

Words of Jesus – The Highway to Hell

“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose the easy way. But the gateway to life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14 NLT)

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I wanted to finish this word from the Lord today. The other day, we talked about the narrow gate to God’s Kingdom, and it’s important for us to understand and beware of that other way, the broader, seemingly easier way, the highway to hell. I want to share this word with you, my beloved, because many people choose this way, and if the gateway to life is on the small, narrow road, then you can be sure that the highway to hell is the gateway to death and eternal damnation.

A lot of people don’t like to talk about hell today, because it’s unpleasant, and they’re right, it is unpleasant, and it is not God’s will for any to perish, because He truly loves us. The Lord isn’t really being slow about His promise to return, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to perish, so He is giving more time for everyone to repent. (2 Peter 3:9 NLT)

Beloved, I want to share this word from the Lord with you, not because I want to “scare the hell out of you,” but because I love you. You see, for everyone out there in cyberspace, who is pro-choice, I want to share the truth with you that long before you were pro-choice, God was pro-choice. From the very beginning, He could have created a race of slaves, who were obedient to His every whim, but He didn’t, because He wanted something more than just mindless, obedient robots and slaves.

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God created man in His own image, and He breathed the breath of life into our nostrils, giving each one of us a spirit. Have any of you ever struggled with your image of yourself? Have you struggled with low self-esteem and low self-worth? Well, know this, beloved, you were created in the image of God, for His glory. The Lord says to you, “All who claim Me as their God will come, for I have made them for My glory. It was I who created them.” (Isaiah 43:7 NLT)

Dictionary.com defines glory this way:

  1. very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent; renown: to win glory on the battlefield.
  2. something that is a source of honor, fame, or admiration; a distinguished ornament or an object of pride: a sonnet that is one of the glories of English poetry.
  3. adoring praise or worshipful thanksgiving: Give glory to God.
  4. resplendent beauty or magnificence: the glory of autumn.
  5. a state of great splendor, magnificence, or prosperity.

Beloved, we were created to be a people of resplendent beauty or magnificence for God. But sadly, many of us choose to walk in filth and squalor, rather than reflecting the glory of God and being all that we were created to be. My friends, from the beginning, mankind was given a choice, to either love God and walk in His ways, so that we would be men and women in all the fullness of what we were created to be, or to hate God and become whatever we choose to become.

There were also consequences for turning away from God and what we were created to be, and He made those consequences clear to His children, over and over again, not out of hatefulness or vindictiveness, but out of love, much the same way a parent sets consequences before their children. Because I love my children, as they were growing up and maturing, I gave them more freedom, and with that freedom, came more choices. For example, would they choose to obey the driving laws and the curfew I set before them? Or would they choose to drive recklessly or stay out past their curfew? Because I loved them so much, I wanted them to choose to obey the laws and me for their own good, so I set before them the consequences of disobedience. I told them these consequences up front, not because I wanted to punish them (I was praying that they would obey the law and me), but because I wanted to protect them from harm.

My rules and the consequences many times chafed against them, because in their foolishness and in their youth, they couldn’t see the true dangers lurking in the world, which were far more harmful to them. I am blessed that often, my children were obedient, and therefore the punishments and consequences were unnecessary. But there were times, when they rebelled against me and the rules that I set before them, and I was forced to punish them. I can assure you, this brought no pleasure to me, just as it brings no pleasure to our heavenly Father, when He is forced to punish us because of our rebellion. Still, those punishments and consequences are necessary, to protect us from straying further away from the narrow road, and possibly condemning ourselves to an eternity separated from God.

Brothers and sisters, hell was created for the devil and his angels, and God never wanted man to go there. However, as I said earlier, God is pro-choice, and He gives each person the opportunity to choose Him and live, or to choose the devil and spend eternity in hell. Now some might say, “Look, just because I’m not a Christian doesn’t mean that I serve the devil,” but that’s not how God sees it.

Jesus said, Anyone who isn’t helping Me opposes Me, and anyone who isn’t working with Me is actually working against Me. (Matthew 12:30 NLT) Jesus also said, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, because I have come to you from God. I am not here on My own, but He sent Me. Why can’t you understand what I am saying? It is because you are unable to do so! For you are the children of your father the Devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning and has always hated the truth. There is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:42-44 NLT)

So you see my friends, the highway to hell is broad and wide, and many take that road, choosing to turn away from God. God doesn’t send anyone to hell. They choose to travel that road. If you give me directions to your house, but I choose to take a different road, which goes in the opposite direction of where you told me to go, would it be fair of me to say that you sent me to a place that I didn’t want to go to? Of course not, because I chose to go the wrong way.

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So it is with everyone who travels the highway to hell. God has given us clear instructions for how to get to His Kingdom… Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6 NLT) The Lord tells us, For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. (Romans 10:9-10 NLT) 

It seems so simple, and yet many will not find that narrow gate, because they refuse to look for it. Instead, they chase other ways, following after their own  hearts, and their own reasoning. Hear me today, my friends, there is only One Way to the Kingdom of God, and don’t be angry at me for saying this, because these are not my words, but God’s words.

Beloved, I pray that you will heed the warnings in this post. It hasn’t been an easy or fun post for me to write, but I truly care about you. We truly serve a God who is pro-choice and pro-life. It is His desire that none of us should perish. Therefore, it seems right for me to close with the words that Moses spoke to the Israelites thousands of years ago, and as he offered them this choice, so I too offer you this choice:

“This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you to understand or perform. It is not up in heaven, so distant that you must ask, ‘Who will go to heaven and bring it down so we can hear and obey it?’ It is not beyond the sea, so far away that you must ask, ‘Who will cross the sea to bring it to us so we can hear and obey it?’ The message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart so that you can obey it.

“Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between prosperity and disaster, between life and death. I have commanded you today to love the LORD your God and to keep His commands, laws, and regulations by walking in His ways. If you do this, you will live and become a great nation, and the LORD your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy. But if your heart turns away and you refuse to listen, and if you are drawn away to serve and worship other gods, then I warn you now that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live a long, good life in the land you are crossing the Jordan to occupy.

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, that you and your descendants might live! Choose to love the LORD your God and to obey Him and commit yourself to Him, for He is your life. Then you will live long in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” (Deuteronomy 30:11-20 NLT)