Above is my very first music video feauturing a song called “Tiny Hands”. It was inspired in part by the amazing movie “Bella”, but mostly by my sister-in-law Stacy and her little girl Ava.
Stacy was diagnosed with terminal cancer of the blood and soon after learned that she was pregnant. She was advised by her doctors to abort her child in order to recieve the treatment that would prolong her life. Stacy refused and expected, for all practical purposes, to deliver the child and die soon after. All of her family and friends began praying for her situation and asked that God would heal her.
I still remember the shock and surprise I felt when my wife and I received a phone call with news that Stacy’s cancer was gone! The Lord had answered our prayers and healed her! She gave birth to a happy and healthy daughter named Ava Grace. Ava is truly the happiest baby I have ever met (besides my own) and has given me insight into the joy of God.
I had previously mentioned in a blog that whenever I vote, the overriding issue for me is a baby’s right to live. But this is not just a political issue. A friend of mine made the comment that people only bring up the issue of abortion and were “pro-life” once every four years. He said that this wasn’t really being prolife, it was being anti-abortion, and not very effective at that.
It is true that this uncomfortable topic is brought before the public when this nation is choosing leaders who might effect the laws that permit mothers to “abort their pregnancy”.
BUT, in response to my friends comment I say that if those in favor of the murder of infants can call themselves “pro-choice”, then certianly those who oppose the murder of infants can call themselves “pro-life”.
We don’t live in the dark ages. I so appreciate seeing that commercial that shows the baby in the womb and a woman narrating about its heartbeat at so many weeks, and the stages of the babies development. She finishes by saying that she once thought of it as a blob of tissue and now she sees just how wrong she was. Watch it for yourself:
This has been going on for far too long in this nation. Yet so many of us are silent on this issue. Where is the overwhelming outcry against abortion? So what are our leaders to think? They represent us don’t they? They represent the fact that we care more for our individuality and our precious freedom of choice, then we do about the rights of the unborn.
Will you help me change this? It’s ridiculous to think that any particular political party’s policy to be prolife, or to be “prochoice”? Let’s give an unborn child the right to live? I believe that if we all continue to stand for truth and justice that we can change the world. Much like William Wilborforce stood against the profitible and dispicable practice of the slave trade in England, we must stand against the murder of children in “God blessed” America.
This is a human rights issue. A human being has a right to live.
I honestly don’t know if we will ever be able to legally defend the life of the unborn until Christ returns. I don’t know if the laws will ever change. Be we can and ought to do what we can, reaching one person at a time with the message that each new life is precious, a gift from God to be cherished and loved.
This is why I am offering my song “tiny hands” as a free download. Please pass it on! If even just one woman decides to keep and cherish her child. It will be worth it.
(visit this website to download–> www.reflectworship.com)
I was thinking this morning about the scars, both physically and emotionally, that women carry the rest of their lives after an abortion. Many of us are trying to be sensitive to them and not raise such a painful issue. But future pain can be avoided, and present pain can be healed.
My wife and I recently watched a movie that “lit a candle in our heart” and spoiled us by showing us what a good movie is all about. The movie is called Bella. Make it the next one you rent and be blessed.
Thanks for listening,