My morning devotional was read after I started the day with the fantastic news that the State of Kansas has defunded Planned Parenthood. See Here for the full story. That's wonderful news and then I started reading online articles how Planned Parenthood is suing the State of Indiana for this legislation and they claim "only 3% of their services are abortions." grumble, grumble... we know this is a lie.
Then I watched a bit of EWTN's Women of Grace episode and their guest was a father who has a daughter with Down's Syndrome. I didn't catch his name but he's devoted his life to spreading the word that a child with Down's Syndrome is not one to be aborted but loved, raised and cherished. He went on to say that "90% of fetuses diagnosed with Down's Syndrome are aborted." My heart is breaking with this news...grumble, grumble.
I decided to turn off the tv and walk away from the computer and read my daily devotional for today. Here is the gist of it:
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:28-29
MY KINGDOM CANNOT BE SHAKEN! This present world seems to be shaking more and more, leaving you off-balance much of the time. As you worship Me, however, your perspective changes and you regain your balance. To worship Me acceptably with reverence and awe, thankfulness is essential. I designed you to be thankful on a daily, moment-by-moment basis. You need to resist the temptation to grumble when things don't go as you would like. Remember that I, your God, am a consuming fire. If you saw Me in all My Glory, you would be much too awestruck to venture even the tiniest complaint.
Yes, I was feeling first thrilled and then heart-broken (off-balanced) with the news of abortion I had heard about today.
Even though I was blind-sided with the rate of abortion for Down's Syndrome babies, I must worship Jesus with reverence and awe and be thankful. Not stuck in my turbulent thoughts but to offer them up and pray for these unwanted babies!
I know God is in control and I'm thanking Him for His abundant grace and love.
I'm linking up today at: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/abortion/161135-kansas-defunds-planned-parenthood