First of all, A big Happy Easter to everyone! May we not have Jesus come up to us today and say "O foolish men... slow to believe" as He did in Luke 24. May we, His Church live and breathe by His Word and every word that He said, never waivering or doubting! He is, after all coming again you know!
Today I was reading a blog posted by an anti-abortion group. They shared about how they physically barricaded a clinic last week and attempted to thwart the scheduled abortions there on that specific day. I am pro-life, pro-Jesus and pro-confrontation (when necessary) - but my issues arose when they, complete with pictures, described occurrences such as when a 17- year old girl showed up and they told her things like "don't kill your baby" and then they had altercations with the staff before the police arrived. It was apparently all kicked off with questions like, "Who's willing to get arrested today?".
Here is my response to their blog:
"OK, I realize that I wasn't at this gathering, so any input or response that I have to this blog is all from a distance and simply what I feel as I read the preceding information. I'm a Christian, pro-life and believe that it truly breaks God's heart each and every time an unborn child is helplessly murdered. What I'm having a problem with, especially as I look at the pictures, is that people yelling, getting hit by cars and creating chaos just doesn't sit well in my spirit. To this world, particularly to those getting abortions, the Gospel is nonsense. What we stand for and what we proclaim is truth is simply gibberish to them. So when I see someone begging a 17-year old pregnant mother to not "kill your little baby", it seems downright cruel to me. PLEASE don't get me wrong - I take a bold stance and do not waiver on Biblical truth and have no trouble "confronting". But when I pray for abortion, the Holy Spirit has, without fail, led me to pray the Father's love and compassion to fall on these unwilling mothers. I want God's heart of compassion and grace to "impregnate" them and inundate their entire being. Only then will they see that the life within their belly is one formed by God before the creation of time. Again, I know that I was not there and I'm not a part of your "ministry". I just feel that God weeps over the mothers and fathers of the aborted babies as much as the babies themselves - He is longing for those clinic workers to see their error and surrender to Him. The Word says, they don't even know their left hand from their right. Lord, bring your forgiveness and mercy to us all."
I'm not saying I want to go picket against the picketers or anything like that, but I just have to wonder if this is, in fact, the best way to approach this. Why not sit quietly outside of the building and pray in the Spirit for the Holy Spirit to fall with fire and conviction? I want to pray so mightily that it dispatches angels and God Himself ministers to these mothers, fathers and clinic workers. I'm curious what your thoughts are on the matter at hand. What do you think is the best method to approach this? What have you done personally and what does the Word speak to you about how you should handle it? Discuss.