He Will Gently Lead the Nursing Ewes

By now you’ve probably seen at least one of the five undercover videos revealing Planned Parenthood’s cottage industry trading human body parts for profit.  If you have not, I highly recommend you watch them all.  Beware, they are not for the feint of heart.  These videos are an honest look at the biggest abortion provider in the abortion industry and have sparked prolific reactions across the cultural spectrum.  Many (including myself) were outraged.  Still, others were defiant.  Few were indifferent.

Murder, Inc.

Murder, Inc.

The fifth video was released while I was at work earlier this week.  When I had some time to watch it about an hour after it was released, I was overcome with emotion.  I sat at my desk and cried.  I did not understand how anyone could be so callous and cold as the Planned Parenthood employees.  “We’ve had a really long day and they’re all mixed up together in a bag” laughed one woman referring to the human beings she had a hand in destroying and dismembering that day.  Eventually they talked her into pulling a dismembered baby from a refrigerator for the “buyers” to inspect as another lab tech bragged about how easy it was to procure “orbits” (eyeballs).  “Orbits are so easy like 95% of the time.  They come out like firmer”, she confidently explained before confirming that they get “40-50 easy” children a month at a particular gestational age.

It was right about there that I began to weep and pray.  My heart was broken.

What a difference a worldview can make!  To one who thinks that human beings are the ultimate authority, that personal fulfillment is the ultimate goal, and that one’s own opinion is the ultimate truth; what Planned Parenthood is doing to human beings is not all that big of a deal.  When you only think about yourself, truly no one else matters.  That doesn’t stop people like Planned Parenthood from repeating do-gooder platitudes like “Care.  No Matter What” and “Protecting Women”.  At the end of the day, though, a dead baby still lies dismembered in the refrigerator because you decided that your circumstances (whatever they are) would not allow that person to live.  Killing people doesn’t bother the self centered individual.  They’ll literally stop at nothing to live the life they want to live, how they want to live it, and when they want to live it.  And if you can make money selling both this lifestyle and the means to live it, why not?  What moral foundation would stop you?  And if you can make EVEN MORE money selling the “spare parts” of the “waste” of your business, well you’re just a smart business person, aren’t you?

The infamous #LessCrunchyTechnique

The infamous #LessCrunchyTechnique

So it goes with sin.  It corrupts and it corrupts absolutely.  It drills down to the very core of who you are and infests every aspect of your being.  Have as much sex as you please with as many people as you please.  Worry not about the inevitable result.  Appeal to moral standards when it suits you, quietly disregard them when it does not, shout down anyone who would apply them consistently, and most of all… never let anyone apply compare you to them.  Hurt whomever you must.  Denigrate whomever you must.  Gratify yourself, and waste no time thinking for anyone else.  Sound familiar?  You’ve only scratched the surface in polite society.  However, these videos show most clearly the depth of that depravity, the outcome of sin on full display.  They show what gushes skyward when sin drills down to the human soul.  Unvarnished wickedness… evil… that the world rarely has to face, but the unregenerate mind so desperately loves.

My friends, hear me:  We must fight this evil.  It is sickening, it is disheartening, it is infuriating.  It is not, however, an occasion to withdraw and cower.  If anything, this is our moment.  History will judge the American Church in this era by our response to this.  God’s word must be preached.  We must be clear… this is unacceptable in the eyes of God, murders will have their part in the lake of fire, and the nation that allows it will be judged by God.  We must remain resolved and face the world head on.  We have to respond Biblically, with boldness; uncompromising in truth and unrelenting in love.  We have to preach Christ and Him crucified to a people that systematically kills others because they’re inconvenient and then sells their body parts on an open market.

No, seriously, she actually said that.

Isn’t she a peach?

That doesn’t mean it is easy.  As I said, I couldn’t help but weep.  I needed to run to my Lord and seek comfort in him.  I quickly turned to Psalm 146 and read.   Verses 3 and 4 were a good reminder.  “Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts perish.”  Plain and simple, our government has failed to protect the innocent.  It not only allows this destruction, IT PAYS FOR IT.  That will never be ok, but I needn’t fear… my trust is not in princes.  Mortal man does not offer salvation.  One day Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Barrack Obama, and all the rest will return to the ground.  On that day, their thoughts will perish.  That doesn’t excuse them, nor does it excuse me from doing all I can to fight evil, but it does mean that they too are not really in charge here.  They may be running amok, rebels shaking their fist and exerting their puny might against God, but ultimately they will… we all will… be met with justice.

Verses 7-10 were helpful too.  “Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free. The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous; The LORD protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts the way of the wicked. The LORD will reign forever, Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!”

OUR LORD WILL REIGN FOREVER!  These wicked and perverse people -these murders- are having their day; but our Lord will reign forever.  And what a great reign it will be.  Those who are bowed down will be raised up.  Strangers and the fatherless like that child in the refrigerator will be protected and supported by none other than our great God!  The wicked will reign no more, they’ll instead be thwarted.  Indeed… Praise the Lord!

This is our time to stand for righteousness, but it is not a time for despair.

Behold, the Lord GOD will come with might, With His arm ruling for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him And His recompense before Him. Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs And carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes. {Isa 40:10-11 NASB}

I praise and thank God, who loves the babies our culture treats as trash.  America will sell them for parts, but Jesus will gently lead the nursing ewes.  They matter to Him, so they must matter to us too.  Even if we lose, even if we end up outlaws, our God has still won the victory over Satan, evil, darkness, and death.  One day He will sit on His throne and justice will be done.  That is already a done deal.  It remains only for us to be faithful, or to capitulate to indifference.  It remains only to decide to kiss the Son, or forever perish.

Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!” He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them. Then He will speak to them in His anger And terrify them in His fury, saying, “But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.” “I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession. ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.'” Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth. Worship the LORD with reverence And rejoice with trembling. Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him! {Psa 2:1-12 NASB}

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