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If We Are Pro-Life, We Should Be Grieving

We can’t pick and choose which lives we are going to grieve. As pro-lifers, we have battled for years to be heard that all lives matter. Yet, it shocks me that in recent events, people are arguing over toilet paper, if we should really staying home, and all the ways this crisis is affecting “me.” Yes, the economy is scary. I don’t have the answers. But I also know that same mantra we have been shouting for years still holds true:

All lives matter.

I have heard first-hand accounts from those in the hospitals. People are dying. And others are struggling to save them. Where is the outrage now? Why aren’t we doing all we can to save them? Thousands have died, and many more will. Why aren’t we praying, acting, and grieving?

As Christians, we need to be consistent. We can’t pick and choose which lives to be vocal about. We must remember that as our comforts are taken away, someone is gasping for breath from this virus. As our normalcy is taken away, a family’s life will never be the same because their loved one has succumbed. As we argue over politics, a family has been torn apart because of the quarantine and they work on the front lines. Doctors and nurses are separated from families to reduce exposure to their own.

This isn’t about fear. It is about facts. People are dying. The numbers are growing exponentially. May we stand up for LIFE now and walk the walk. All lives matter.

I pray that we stop arguing. Stop the politics. Stop the rhetoric. And love each other well through this crisis. If we don’t have love, we have nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Cor. 13:4-7

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” 1Cor. 1:1

We are just as it says, “a clanging cymbal” if we talk about lives but don’t share in the sufferings of those lives now being lost.

So today, I ask that we JOIN TOGETHER. This is our time as Christians to shine the light of Christ. People need. The world needs the HOPE only found in Him. They are searching and we have it!

Stop the negativity. And step up for life. Who is with me?



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  • Reply Angela Brumme March 31, 2020 at 10:23 am

    I agree wholeheartedly,: life is precious and to be fought for and to be grieved over the loss of. All human life is sacred.
    But I find myself chewing on what I am beginning to think of as an over simplification of the current problem. I hear repeatedly we are choosing between life and economy. That this (the shutting down of “everything” )is the way we love our neighbor.
    But what if by loving/protecting one neighbor we are infact choosing to not to love/sacrificing our other neighbor?
    We are full time farmers and I fully know our stability and joy do not come from the weather, economy, or anything we do on our own. I have to remind myself and husband often that even if our barns are empty, cattle all die, or it rains everyday of spring and summer and we can’t plant or even harvest a bale of hay, our hope is not lost. El Roi! God sees us and God is our provider.
    So I know he, and not the economy/income is what to hang our hats on.
    That being said, we know people are losing income. We know loss of income leads to lower economic status. We know lower income families are at far greater risk of malnutrition and health problems. I would argue to say that most of the people that have lost or will lose their income during this are those whose budgets are already tight. All this stress also leads to health issues and lowers immunity as well. And what we’ve been told about Covid19 is that those who have underlying health conditions are the ones who are at greater risk for severe complications from this virus.
    So, and I am not saying this is absolute fact, in the effort to protect the vulnerable are we also causing more people to become vulnerable?
    I am not arguing against or for anything in particular. I am simply ruminating over the complexity of the situation and seeing that it isn’t so black and white as it may seem. Whatever we do, it won’t be done perfectly. I pray that God redeems all this for his glory and uses this to awaken all of us to shine the light of Jesus to our neighbors!
    I truly appreciate your ministry! Just love listening to your podcasts! Thank you so much for all you do! May God bless you and your family!

    • Reply Karen DeBeus March 31, 2020 at 10:35 am

      Yes, a complex situation for sure. Unfortunately, in my area, we have a greater number of young folks with no underlying conditions dying. My dear friend is a nurse in the hospital taking care of mothers with COVID delivering their babies and they are struggling. All lives are precious. I just see that many shout pro-life but in this case they are so apathetic towards those dying while they are screaming about their “rights..” Honestly, it just makes me very sad.

    • Reply Karen DeBeus March 31, 2020 at 10:36 am

      I appreciate your kindness is response too! God bless you and your family!

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