“Just Trust the Lord”

A professor in a world-acclaimed medical school once posed this medical situation — and ethical problem — to his students: “Here’s the family history: The father has syphilis. The mother has TB. They already have had four children. The first is blind. The second had died. The third is deaf. The fourth has TB. Now the mother is pregnant again, The parents come to you for advice. They are willing to have an abortion, if you decide they should. What do you say?”

The students gave various individual opinions, and then the professor asked them to break into small groups for “consultation.” All of the groups came back to report that they would recommend abortion.  “Congratulations,” the professor said, “You just took the life of Beethoven!”

Church, we cannot allow fear to make our decisions for us.  We make our decisions by following the Word of God and when it comes to life and death decisions mixed with fear we especially need to listen to the Word of God.  To not do so, could bring consequences you do not know because we do not know what the future holds.  We are nearing 70 million abortions in the U.S. since 1973!  I wonder how many great men and women we never got to know?   Pastor Mark