Thursday, January 22, 2009

March for Life

Here are two shots I got from today's rally on the mall in Washington DC...I think the thing that had the biggest impression on me today, were people's signs. I saw one sign, that said,

9/11-3,000 deaths
Abortion- 3,000 deaths every day

The statistics are crushing, and heartbreaking. To think that every day 3,000 innocent little babies die for no reason, other than the selfishness of the human heart, for convenience. I believe we need to stand up for what is right. Here is a paragraph I wrote on abortion, a couple of months ago, after I visited the Holocaust museum. I hope it serves to burden your heart for the magnitude, and seriousness of this problem we have in our country.



I went to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum yesterday. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the world was going about its every day business as usual. Centered in the heart of Washington D.C. the museum stands, as a reminder of years gone by. I enter into the dark building, and its vast blackness smothers me. The building itself is breathtaking and gorgeous, however, my spirit is heavy for I know what this building is here to remember. I take one courageous step after another, knowing what lies ahead of me. As I reach the elevator, I am immediately handed a card, upon which is the detailed story of a person who really lived through the terrible time. However, most of these cards end in death. Upon entering the elevator which takes you up into the top level of the exhibition, I encountered four other people, who like me, know what they are about to experience. Their faces are cheery and warm, filled with delightful thoughts of every day life. "Jay, I shot a 95 on the golf course the other day!" as his friend congratulates him; our attention turns to the monitor at the top of the elevator. There displayed is a video depicting the life of Adolf Hitler and how he rose to power. Immediately a dark cloud envelopes the elevator and its inhabitants, as our attention is riveted by history. Suddenly, that golf score, doesn't seem quite so awesome. A hushed silence takes over. The elevator doors open, and we step out into the exhibition hall. Masses of people, milling back and forth, examining artifacts, reading pieces of history. I make my way slowly, very slowly, reading each little panel of information. As I go further and further, my heart grows heavier. Suddenly it hits me. Today, in history we are fighting an enemy as big, or bigger then Adolf Hitler. That enemy is the silent holocaust of unborn babies. I see grown men and women being treated terribly during the Holocaust, and it saddens me terribly.

I am even more saddened to think that people, who are living today, are going to museums of remembrance such as the Holocaust museum, and these very men and women, quite possibly might be part of the holocaust of killing unborn babies. I believe that someday, we will look back at this time, when abortion was common place, and be absolutely horrified. They have no voice. Let us be the voice for them.

My friend, we are at a very important time in history, and God calls each and every one of us to stand for what is right, regardless of the cost. Will you join me in fighting this way of life?

"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live."

Deuteronomy 30:19

1 comment:

Kyle Martineau said...

Well written Chavia. Thank you.

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