Today, 16 years ago at 13:55 my daughter, Nicole, was born! It was such a day of joy, happiness and pure exhilaration! That day I simply couldn’t contain myself. After we left the “delivery” theatre, the nurse wanted to clean Nicole up, but I insisted that no-one but I may give Nicole her first bath. While I was holding that tiny little body in my hands, her head resting softly in my left palm, I couldn’t help but thank God for such a precious gift! Now, 16 years later, I am a proud father of a young girl who is a hard worker at school, and apart from coming second in her grade (9) last year in academics, she also gets awards for displaying the fruit of the Spirit every year. She is indeed a joy!
February 1, 1995, was indeed a wonderful day, especially for our family!
However, February 1 did not remain such an incredible day for long! Even though, in our family it remains a day of wonder and celebration, a day of infamy dawned on South Africa on February 1, 1997. On this day in 1997, the Bill on the Termination of Pregnancy (TOP) became law. Since then, somewhere between 750,000 and 1,000,000 babies have been brutally murdered!
The question is, where do you stand on this issue? It is at a time such as this that Christians must stop being ambivalent on this issue! We can no longer turn a blind eye! It is no good disagreeing with abortion, yet saying and doing nothing about it. I wrote a blog post back in 2005 called Abortion and injustice in South Africa. I still stand by that article. If you remain silent on this issue, and refuse to stand up for those that cannot stand up for themselves, then you become complicit in this holocaust, a holocaust that has taken more innocent lives across the world than Hitler did in World War II! Silence on the matter, is agreement by the act of omission.
God, is not a God of death, like abortionists are! God gives us life, and only he may take the life that He has given. For murderers, hiding under the cloak of a medical degree, are destroying little lives and are playing god over those lives. It certainly is not a matter of choice, for neither God, nor the one being brutally dismembered made that choice!
As Christians we need to rise up at a time like this. Mordecai told Esther in the Biblical book of Esther 4:13-14:
“Do not think to yourself that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. 14 For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
What if Esther had a negative response to Mordecai’s words? It would have led to the destruction of the Jews!
This is my challenge to you today:
Do not think that in your comfortable homes you will escape anymore than all those murdered babies. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for those babies from another place, but you and your family will perish. And who knows whether you have not come into the kingdom of Christ for such a time as this?