How ultimately sad and perplexing it is for a young woman the same age as my daughter to be so cynical and confused over the sad truth about abortion, as well as the necessity for and exceeding blessing of forgiveness. Emily, of course every abortion ends a precious life, created in the image of God. Where did you ever get the notion that I consider the abortion that ended my grandchild's life as insignificant, not murderous and not sinful??? The killing of my own grandchild was excruciatingly painful for me, for it was a personal experience I will NEVER forget. At the same time, how could you expect me to not forgive my own flesh and blood for the heinous act she committed against God??? But by the grace of God, there go I! We are all commanded to forgive others, lest we will be in danger of losing the forgiveness of God. At the same time I am devastated over the loss of my grandchild, a person I was robbed of knowing in this life, I will always love my daughter, come what may!!! Would you prefer I had kicked her to the curb, when she most needed my love and nurturing? She repented, returned home to Jesus and to me as the prodigal, leaving behind the darkness and bondage of sin that held her blind and deceived. As Jesus did, I welcomed her home with open arms and a heart filled with gratefulness to God. Our story shines with the glory of God's redemption and healing in the midst of deep pain and overwhelming sadness. Sadly, you cannot, yet, understand the difference between loving the sinner while abhorring the sin.
"Jesus came to lay down His life so that the very ones who killed Him, who represented all of us, could be forgiven because of the price that He paid in the hell of a world that does not recognize His voice." ~Ravi Zacharias
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