Yesterday, at church, I was thankful that our pastor mentioned Pro-life Sunday and prayed for the cease of abortion in our country. After reading Andrea's post on Pro-Life, as well as Barbara's I've been inspired to write more of my own thoughts on the topic.
It seems as though it all boils down to one question - do we really believe God?
When the Bible tells us "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward." Psalm 127:3
Do we really believe that? If so, how does it affect the way that we live? It has to be so much more than simply being anti-abortion, or even anti-contraception. Do we breathe a sigh of relief when they finally reach school age and someone else can deal with them all day? Or do we delight in hearing the pitter-patter of little feet coming down the hall? Do we count the days until their eighteenth birthday so that we can be done with it all? Or do we cherish them as we train them up to enter adulthood?
Sure, the days are long and hard. Sick children, stressed finances, and too many carseats to buckle can all make us say - "enough!" But, in saying that, are we really believing God? Do we trust that he is good and truthful?
I guess what I'm getting at is that our faith will cost us something. Whether it be giving up exotic vacations or sports cars, new clothes or even sleep! But, in the end, if we believe that God is good and his word is true. We can do nothing else but Trust and Obey.