“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” —Jeremiah 1:5
If when the heart stops, ends a life, doesn’t the first heart beat begin a life? A baby’s heart begins beating during the 5th week of pregnancy, which is when most women find out they are pregnant. Some women become pregnancy through trying to get pregnant, some women weren’t trying and some women had the hardship of being raped. But no matter the circumstance, children are a gift from God (Psalms 127:3). “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb… Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” —Psalm 139:13, 16
So many women use excuses like, “It’s my body and I have a right do with it as I please.” Who is going to speak that for tiny baby growing inside of you? If you believe that you should have a say about “your body” then shouldn’t that baby have a say about his? But most people then like to use excuse that the “fetus” isn’t alive. The Webster dictionary defines abortion as: the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus. How can you abort (kill) something if it wasn’t alive in the first place? Abortion, to be blunt, is murder. We are commanded in Exodus 20:13 that we should not commit murder. Most women have abortions within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and when finding out they are pregnant at 4-5 weeks along, their baby is alive, their baby has a heartbeat.
Let’s not forget about excuses like: I don’t want my child, or it has a deformity, it’s embarrassing, or I was raped. Do you know how many people in this world desire to have a baby? Who pray everyday that God would bless them with one? Those women, would gladly love your child, regardless of a deformity or the way it was conceived. There are women who want to love your baby. Instead of choosing a selfish, yes I am calling you selfish, path, why not choose to let someone love your baby? Believe it or not, God has a purpose and a plan for every baby (Even before I was born, God had chosen me to be His. —Galatians 1:15). Your baby is something that God desired, and maybe that desire He has planned, is for you to bless that woman. To give her something she has prayed so hard for. Or maybe, God’s plan is for you to raise YOUR baby. For you to be a mom. Being a mom is one of the hardiest and scariest jobs, but it is beyond rewarding.
If you’re scared of being a mom, remember “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ‘s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ‘s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” -2 Corinthians 12:8-10. Be brave for your baby. If you’re choice is to bless someone else with your baby’s life, be brave in carrying that baby for 9 months, regardless of the looks and comments you may receive. “I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” -Psalm 16:8, 11.
As a mom, it breaks my heart knowing that there are women in this world, who chose the selfish abortion route. The fact that there is a support system, programs and doctors who make this possible, is disgusting and devastating. I can’t picture my life with my child. I look back on my pregnancy and the past 2 years of his life and it makes me sick to my stomach knowing that there are children who will never see their mom’s face, who will never know love. That aren’t given a choice, their choice was made for them. I look at ultrasound pictures of my son, study the way the baby develops in the womb and I reminisce over the pictures from the last 2 years. Babies are a miracle. The way God has created them, and designed women to carry them is too amazing to put into words. Seeing my son for the first time, him holding my finger, kissing his nose and all the midnight feedings. This life is amazing and those babies deserve to be loved, they deserve to see the light of this world. So if you’re a woman who is considering adoption, remember that you are strong, there are women in this world who would love your baby and most importantly that…
Children are a gift from God.