Saturday, November 8, 2008

Life After Birth

It is often mentioned that pro-life views should extend past the womb. This week in Fort Worth something happened that is a good example of this. A lady had arranged to give her child up for adoption. Adoptive parents were lined up. Then the little boy was born at 25 weeks. The adoptive parents had second thoughts at this point. The birth mother decided to look for someone else. CPS gave the birth mom 48 hours to find new parents before they would order the life support systems pulled.

Someone pointed out that if the mom had given birth at home and then not taken the extremely pre-mature boy to a hospital, she would have faced manslaughter or neglect charges. So what gives these punks at CPS the right to decide whether the child lives or dies? I understand that NICU is very expensive. But should CPS be the ones to put a price tag on life?

I am glad to report that the little boy did get a set of adoptive parents (with a runner-up even) before the deadline. God bless these new parents and the little boy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Marriage Wins!

Amid the flurry of Wednesday, I got a glimmer of hope. OneNewsNow had an article celebrating the fact that marriage won across the country. Praise the Lord! Though our country seems morally bankrupt, I can still see the Lord working in mighty ways.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Predictions and a Prayer

Kevin Tracy has a prediction map for tonight's results. His ending electoral college tally is Obama 375 and McCain 163. I tend to think he is right. At the very least, he is a better political predictor than I am. If he is right, this is my prayer: May an Obama presidency energize God-fearing people across this country. Not because they are excited about his policies but because they finally understand that we, each one of us, must stop relying on the government to solve all of our problems. Moral decay in this country will only shrink when Jesus grows in each heart and spreads to other hearts. We God-fearers must actually do things. Things that are outside of our church buildings. Things that are outside our comfort zones. Things that we have never done before. May we all prepare ourselves by reading His Word and praying. Then may we have the courage to go public with our faith. May we go public in our stand against evil.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Death, a Fight for Life, and Hope of New Life

A Death
Our rat, Stefano, died last night. In fairness, we had been expecting him to die for the last few months. He was about 150 in rat years and very decrepit. But it was still sad. He was a very good rat. He never bit anyone even when he was carted around the house in little jostling hands. He was very smart and friendly. His cage looks lonely with no cardboard house. I used to loathe rats until I got to know Stefano.
A Fight for Life
Today was the last day of the 40 Days for Life campaign. I have really enjoyed it. It was a great growing experience. I also enjoyed spending time in prayer about a subject that I haven't given much focused prayer time about previously.
Hope of New Life
I bought some paperwhites bulbs today. Somehow I find encouragement in watching dormant plants come to life. Maybe it reminds me of the Resurrection.