Love The Least (A Lot)

Yesterday I spoke to the Mid-High about abortion.  And at first glance it may seem like an irrelevant topic to an audience of 7th, 8th, and 9th graders.  Not to mention the word “abortion” is never even mentioned in the Bible.  So why talk about it?  If Scripture did deal with abortion directly, we wouldn’t have to wrestle through what the biblical response should be. Since it doesn’t, we do. We must take all that the Bible does tell us, so that we can faithfully apply it to all that it doesn’t tell us.

I taught primarily from Luke 10 where Jesus is debating a lawyer and tells the parable of the Good Samaritan.  The idea here is that the unidentified man in the story who got beat was intentionally…unidentified.  His identity had nothing to do with his value as a human and the fact that he had a soul.  If we neglect the soul of a human, aren’t we all just a mass of cells?

I also taught from Psalm 139 in conjunction with our prenatal development up to 8 weeks (which is when 96% of providers offer abortion).

I don’t really want to rehash all my notes in this post, but I want to put some resources in your hands so you can make an informed decision on where you stand on the subject of abortion.  Statistically, a lot of you will at some time encounter a friend or a family member who will be considering abortion, and you need to know what your response will be.  It’s better to decide now before you have to think about it than hope against hope that in the emotion of a personal experience you’ll make the right choice.  So, here are some great resources for you to check out:

These are just some ways you can do something about abortion.  Just like in the Parable of the Good Samaritan, the priest and the Levite may have felt sorry for the man, but they didn’t do anything.  And in the abortion discussion, it’s easy to feel like abortion is wrong, but what are you going to do about it?

This is my daughter, Kinsleigh at 19 weeks after conception.  She’s never been a “thing” or an “it.”  She’s always been my little girl…even then.