Lenten Meditation – February 24, 2021

Todays Readings: Wednesday First week of Lent


466765_jonah-and-the-ninevitesSometimes when I think of the damage of abortion I cannot help but wonder how God’s wrath has not come down upon us. Like the people of Nineveh
it sometimes seems like we are blind to what we are doing in our country.

Abortion expands and people in the streets jump up and down for joy. You can’t help but wonder, what has happened to us?

I don’t believe most of those who have had an abortion feel this way. No matter how much they may have sought one out I think it is a difficult decision for most, one made because somehow they believe that their lives will go back to normal once the “problem” is taken care of. Of course, that is not true. Sooner or later you have to come face to face with what you did  in taking the life of your own child.  It may be in one day, one year or even decades later, but it will happen

Abortion however, is not just a problem for women, it touches everyone, even the whole of society as we silently allow the killing of these innocent unborn babies. What can we do?

If you have had an abortion it may be hard to believe that God can ever forgive you or that you can ever find any peace. You may live in a state of waiting for the bomb to drop convinced He is going to destroy you, but the truth is like the people of Nineveh, if we repent and are sorry He offers His forgiveness to us. He longs to bring us His mercy and healing!

When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way,
he repented of the evil that he had threatened to do to them;
he did not carry it out.

Is there a Jonah here in these times? What will it take for us to believe and turn from our evil ways?

All it takes is a turning to God and His love and mercy. A sorrow in our heart, an amending of our lives.

Even now says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart
for I am gracious and merciful.

Are you suffering because of an abortion. He is speaking to you! As we walk through Lent take time to think about what Jesus did to bring you salvation!

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