I want to talk about voluntary abortion which is the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy and why I’m personally against it.
My views on this come from a very personal thing that happened to me with one of my pregnancies. After having three girls… I was barren for about 5 years and my husband and I decided we wanted a son. After much prayer…the Lord gave me a miracle, opened my womb again, gave me a son and told me to name him Joshua. I’m a prayer intercessor (A person who prays for the needs of others). One day while I was pregnant with Joshua… I had a very strong sense of his spirit within me. I was in very intense prayer and I felt my son’s spirit agreeing with me in prayer. It was a very powerful moment for me. This was my first pregnancy as a committed Christian and I felt this baby inside me was alive spiritually as well as physically.
I’m not alone in this experience. Luke 1:44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. This is what Mary’s cousin Elizabeth said when she saw Mary the mother of Jesus.
I’ve had 4 premature babies who were born way too early. When I first saw their very tiny bodies all I could do was to pray and ask God to save their lives. I couldn’t believe a baby so little could live. They were struggling to breath and you could see right through their skin. They all fought to stay alive and did indeed live and are very blessed adults now.
I believe that when a womans egg meets with a sperm and starts to multiply that a spirit/soul is attached immediately to that embryo. Whether that embryo ever lives doesn’t separate that soul from the embryo. Biblically I have to refer to:
Jeremiah 1:4-5 The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. ”
Psalms 139: 13-16 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Isaiah 49:1 Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the Lord called me; from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name.
I believe that before I was born that I was spiritually born in God’s heart and mind and sent to earth the day I was conceived. We are not only physical beings but we have a body and a spirit or soul. Even after our physical body ceases to live…our spiritual body will live on. I believe we start out as a spirit being and go back to being a spirit being….just makes sense to me. I was a real person the day my parents conceived me. To understand or believe in what I’ve shared… you have to know God and His Son Jesus, Know and believe God’s word and have the Holy Spirit living inside you who will confirm the truth (God’s word) of God to you.
If this is not your practice or belief you might have very different thoughts on the matter of abortion.
Message for today: I’m so grateful that I got to see my 4 premature babies and for the opportunity to raise them. For those who had babies who left this world way too early…I tell you they are back with the one who created their precious spirit and they are waiting to reunite with you someday. All praises to the wonderful creator of life…my God!