Granite City , IL Report

10/07/2009                                                

Are we not our brother’s keeper?”  It was so disheartening to pull up to the deathcamp and witness that the couple from Michigan was back for Day 2 of their late-term abortion. Our hearts sank.

This baby would be tortured barbarically over a period of several days before its delivery. Yes, we are our brother’s keeper, but it’s hard to tell when we view most abortions mills. Only a handful may be standing in the gap for their little brothers and sisters in the womb. That is why it is so important to be present outside “high places” where children are being sacrificed; where innocent blood is being shed.

Only a few more late-term mothers returned this morning. “Instead of sacrificing our children for our lives, we should be sacrificing our lives for our children.”  Their blood cries from the ground and we will all be held accountable for what we did and did not do. Genesis 4:8-10.

Would we stand by and watch a child wander out in traffic? Would we sit in our backyard enjoying the summer evening to be interrupted with the sounds of splashing and little cries coming from our neighbor’s pool, “Help!...Help!” 

We have been in a slumber of denial for so long to the cries of innocent children scheduled to die. God has commanded us to answer the call, to lay our lives down for one another, John 15:13. This is a standard, not a suggestion. Just as Abel’s blood cried out from the ground to the Lord, so too, are the innocents crying out to you and me seeking justice. God hears and sees the suffering and injustice and He will call all of us into account for what we do or do not do for the least of these.

Lord, open our eyes to the slaughter of the innocents before it’s too late. We cannot duck our obligation to others or simply dismiss others. When we stand before the Lord on Judgment Day and He asks, “What were you doing when they were killing My babies?” what will we say?

 

Be encouraged ~Angela