I recently saw an incredible speech from Gianna Jessen an Abortion survivor. I pray everyone who reads this blog will take the time to watch the video I have attached of her speech in 2008. May Her voice never be silenced, and may God's protection rest on Her. But my question above is one that can send a chill down your spin if we think about it. The passage I wish to look at is found in Genesis chapter 4.
Genesis 4:1-15 (New International Version)
Cain and Abel
1 Adam [a] lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. [b] She said, "With the help of the LORD I have brought forth [c] a man." 2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. 4 But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. 6 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it." 8 Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." [d] And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
9 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?"
"I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"
10 The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground. 11 Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. 12 When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth." 13 Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear. 14 Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me." 15 But the LORD said to him, "Not so [e] ; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.
Now the question I wish for us to ask ourselves is based on what we read in verse 10, "Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.". When the blood on just one person cries out to God, what must it sound like to God when we have aborted so many children each year? You may be saying to yourself that we don't abort that many children anymore. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine's National Institutes of Health; "Each year 42 million abortions are estimated to take place, 22 million safely and 20 million unsafely. Unsafe abortion accounts for 70,000 maternal deaths each year and causes a further 5 million women to suffer temporary or permanent disability." To give you some perspective on how many people 42 Million is; Neyland stadium, where the Tennessee Volunteers play football, holds a little more than 100,000 fans. It would take 420 Neyland Stadium's full, to equal 42 Million people.
What must that sound like to God? Are we not made in the image of God? Does God not value life so much that He sent His Son to die in our place so that we may live? We are seeing things backwards as a society. We seek to glorify self and make self happy when we should be glorifying God and making God smile. We as a society are turning a deaf ear to what God hears. May God help me hear what He hears, See what He sees, and Love how He loves, Amen.