Like everyone else, I am horrified, sickened and sad beyond words at the senseless, dreadful and tragic loss of human life - especially one's so young! My heart aches in pain, not only for those beautiful babies from Newtown, CT, but for those who haven't even been allowed to draw a single breath on this earth, because the GOVERNMENT of the United States of America has declared it will NOT PROSECUTE any man or woman who MURDERS an innocent baby as long as it has not drawn a breath outside the womb!
The majority of people would like to separate these two events, and pretend they are not the same thing. Most will avoid saying the obvious because it isn't politically correct and acceptable.
Since the innocent children died in Newtown, how many MORE innocent have been brutally torn from the wombs of their mothers into just as painful, just as horrible and just as tragic DEATH?
We talk talk talk about CHOICE - but we are afraid to declare the TRUTH. CHOICE isn't about whether a child conceived has the right to be born and live a life. CHOICE is made BEFORE action is taken that could lead to conception. THAT is when a woman has ONLY HER OWN BODY to make choices about. After conception, her body houses another - a separate body that belongs to a different human being - NOT HER.
Evil flourishes when people will not stand and speak TRUTH. Let that NOT be our crime here at Turn the Tide Ministries. We will stand, we will speak and we will not be silent for political correctness or social acceptance or any other reason.
We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God. He created us. He loves us. Everyone has the right to REJECT that truth precisely because He gave us freewill to do so. BUT THAT DOESN'T CHANGE THE TRUTH OR ALTER IT ANY WAY!
Those who have made that terrible choice to end the life of a child live with a knot in their hearts that will never cease. Those who have repented of sin - this and any and every other sin - and have asked the forgiveness of God our Father and Creator - have received it and sin is remembered NO MORE!
While we are mourning the 20 - don't forget the MILLIONS who deserved the same right to live.
I do not write because I have any moral high ground - I write precisely because I am a sinner who has been forgiven by a gracious God, though I did not deserve it - and for that reason I share the TRUTH of His forgiveness and love with others.