He Gives Rest to the Weary

Posted: January 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

Do your efforts to stop abortion; to save the babies; to end this horror make you feel weary?  Have you yearned for rest; for an end to this madness?

In a mere 12 days, America will observe the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade…the worst decision ever handed down by our highest court.  Roe is a stain on the fabric of our national justice.  It remains as an illustration of man’s inhumanity to man.  Just as Dred Scott and Plessy v. Ferguson were overturned and determined to be violations of human rights and the equality of all mankind, so, too, Roe  must be overturned. 

Roe is not just bad law; it is unconstitutional.  Roe is a contradiction of human rights; modern science; medical evidence; and justice itself.  Roe completely dismisses the foundational premise of equal protection of the law; it strips away the most basic right of every human being.  Roe is not an issue of privacy; it is an issue of human civil rights. 

Just as the slave, the woman, and the American Indian were once deemed “non-persons” in U.S. law, so for the last 38 years, Roe has deemed yet another human being a “non-person.”  Not only have our unborn children been declared “non-persons” by our highest court, but they have also been dismissed to be killed at will by only two people:  mothers and their doctors.  Although the stain of injustice, inequality, and inhumanity can never be blotted out, Roe must be overturned so that its stain stops soaking into the fabric of our national justice and dying it blood-red.  But until it is overturned, our work is still cut out for us…

For the last 38 years, babies have been dying in the millions.  Many of the women who live can be numbered among the walking dead.  We have truly lost a generation.  And for the last 38 years, people across this nation have been working their hearts out to see abortion end.  Yet it continues, often with no end in sight.  When we give our hearts to a cause and it seems that our cause has failed, we become weary–perhaps too weary to go on.  But we must still go on.  And we can.  

While singing in church yesterday, I saw a picture of Jesus…He was standing in front of me, and I was bowing down before Him.  He felt my burden.  He knew my pain.  He saw how weary I was.  He knew what it felt like to not want to go on any more.  And as I saw that picture, I knew that He understood me and embraced me still.  With a Savior like Him, I can go on to do more.  I can continue until this horror ends.  I can come to Jesus and He will give me rest while I work

 “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28 (NLT)  “Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you…”  Psalm 55:22 (AMP)

Bow before the Lord Jesus, let Him embrace you, let Him take the burden you feel, and let Him sustain you as you keep on going.

“Come let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the Lord, our God, our Maker.  For He is our God, and we are the sheep of His pasture.  He is our God, we are the sheep of His Hand.  Come let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the Lord, our God, our Maker.  Worship the Lord in holiness; Let the whole earth stand in awe.  He will come to judge the earth in righteousness and truth.” (Fernando Ortega…Come Let Us Worship)

  1. Suzanne Marienau says:

    This was a wonderful, beautifully written piece. I agree with the sentiments expressed here fully. How can we live our lives knowing that the most innocent of us are being slaughtered in their mother’s wombs? How can ANYONE think this is right? And to watch crazed politicians and feminists raging that baby killing is their right, their “choice!” People are getting rich from these innocent’s blood. And so many of the mothers and fathers are hurting so deeply later and these so-called clinics, full of people who pretend to have women’s best interests at heart, do nothing to help. They’ve collected their fees and their caring has stopped. It can be very discouraging to keep on fighting against something that seems to be growing stronger and stronger. But, as the writer reminded us, Jesus Christ is with us. He knows just how we feel. We can give Him our troubles and sorrows – He has promised to carry them for us. When you feel discouraged or weary, tell Jesus. Pray continually, the Bible tells us. Pour out your heart and ask for strength. He will see all of us through.

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