Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Healing Wounds With Adoption (Day 30)

Today I went and prayed at the abortion clinic. After recounting my story yesterday, I wanted to go and pray for those who are themselves helpless. As I prayed, I saw sad women. Women who have given up. I can relate to these women. I do not know them or what they have been through but deep within me I can relate to their despair. I just want to reach out and hug them- but I can not because that would be considered trespassing. So I smile at them and pray for them. I pray that they find healing and change their mind. Abortion kills more than just the baby. It kills the parents as well. It kills their soul. Abortion is wrong for the same reasons that pornography is wrong. It kills. It belittles women. It abuses the most innocent. It causes rupture in families. It hurts relationships. It misrepresents what true sexuality is. It promotes selfishness. The abortion industry and pornography industry are in bed together- pun intended. No abortion, no birth control- no pornography. It's supply and demand. They have to keep the "actress" having lots of sex and can not afford them getting pregnant. If a porn "actress" gets pregnant she cannot make money. She thinks that she only has one solution. Every time we look at porn we are giving contribution to the abortion business. Think about that: supply and demand.

So often when I'm out there praying I just want to yell out, "I will take your baby if you do not want it." And I truly mean it too. My wife and I have been battling infertility for the entirety of our marriage. We yearn for a child. Adoption may be in our future one day- it is something that we are both open to- if God wills it. I am comfortable with adoption because through the covenant of Jesus Christ, God has adopted me.

Let us quickly reflect on the Old Covenants. What is a Covenant and what is the purpose of a Covenant to begin with? A covenant is a giving of persons. "And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people" Leviticus 26:12. God wants to be our Father and progressively sets up covenants to be family with us. First we see the covenant with Adam. That is a marriage between Adam and Eve, a family bond. Then we see the covenant with Noah grow to a house hold of faith with Noah’s wife, thee sons and their wives. It grows again with God’s covenant with Abraham. With Abraham we now see a family tribe. With Moses’ covenant we see the 12 tribes become one big Israelite family. David’s covenant culminates into a national kingdom. And finally in the New Testament, Jesus establishes a "New and everlasting covenant" One that embraces every ethnicity, an all embracing, and universal covenant – a catholic covenant. "But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption. As proof that you are children, God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!" So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God (Galatians 4:4-7).

Healing comes from adoption. I urge you to spiritually adopt a porn star. Pray for the Porn Star that you  once lusted over. Pray that she is healthy. Adopt her well being. Adopt her soul. Fast for her. Adopt any children the she killed because of poor choices. Accept responsibility for her life. Every time you clicked on her site- you made her life a worse place because you provided demand to the porn supply. Ask Mary to pray for her and ask her to make her pure. You will be surprised that the devil will stop using old images of porn stars to temp you- because you are praying for them when he does!

God loves you and looks on you as a  beloved child- we have to do the same with others.

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