Monday, September 29, 2014

“I am not ashamed…this is my body”

Without a doubt, this woman will become the lastest poster child for what is wrong with abortion. This woman won’t tell you why she believes abortion is wrong. Instead, she makes the claim, “I am not ashamed.” She demands, “don’t put murder on me.” And the basis of her argument, “this is my body.”

If you don’t watch this video and feel sorry for this woman, something is wrong with you. While I can’t agree with her choices or her argument, she gives us a clear view of a world that is wandering around in the darkness of sin. Jesus died for her, she just doesn’t know it.

The first thing I have to ask is, if she is not ashamed, why does she make such a big point of telling us that she isn’t ashamed. Clearly, she doesn’t want to be ashamed, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t. She doesn’t want this thing that she has done called murder. Somehow, the message has gotten through to her that she has killed a living human being. The government isn’t calling it murder, but she knows it to be so. And yet, she makes her argument. Perhaps this is to convince herself as much as it is to convince others.

“This is my body.” Isn’t that the claim of every sinner? This is mine. It isn’t yours. I get to decide, not you, and most certainly not God. How sad, and yet we all do it in one way or another. Do we not say, “This is my money,” or “This is my time,” or “This is my car?” What we ought to be saying is, “This is God’s money, I will invest it and spend it for his purposes.” We ought to be saying, “This is God’s time, I will use it to serve him.” We ought to be saying, “This is God’s body, it is his to do with as he pleases.”

While the woman in the video is wrong and every bit the murderer that she doesn’t want us to label her as being, she is not that much different from us. She, like us, needs someone to die for her sins. The blood of Jesus Christ is sufficient to cover her sins as well as it is ours. He calls for her to repent of her sins and put her trust in him for salvation, just as he called us to do the same. Jesus can change her life so that she can go from claiming that she is not ashamed to having nothing to be ashamed of.