I woke up this morning and began to scroll through my facebook feed as usual, when I came across this link with the title: (Disclaimer: this link has some violent looking images in it, not for anyone easily triggered) Feminists Perform Bloody Fake Abortion On Woman Dressed As Virgin Mary.
I saw the anger, the hatred in the comments, most of which came from Christians and a strange sensation rose up inside of me, I could feel it in the depth of my soul.
I wanted to reach out to these woman preforming this bloody (Fake blood, but still) sacrilege against the Christ my savior and instead of hating them, instead of being angry with them, I wanted to hold them and embrace them. I wanted to love on them and show them that even in the midst of this depravity that there was hope and love because I cannot imagine that to preform something so inhumane in the streets for all to see, was done by someone who knew what happiness and true joy meant. I see these lost souls and I am filled with so much desire to reach out and give understanding of who Christ is to them.
I realized that this broken world is filled with so much pain and anguish and I have to wonder how much less broken would it be if the Christians of this world actually stood up and spoke.
We are not supposed to be filled with hate, we should not be shocked about this, we should be filled with compassion and sadness. These people need Christ, these people need love and these people need compassion.
I hate to say this, because it hurts my heart to think about it, but we have failed as Christians.
‘For you will be a witness for Him to all men of what you have seen and heard.
“You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
“The second is this, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
These three verses I think go hand in hand so well.
We are called to witness, not to be mute. Our voices are supposed to be used to show the world the love and forgiveness of Christ, instead I see so much anger and hatred from people claiming Christianity, how are we supposed to show these people who the God of the universe is if we are condemning them with our hatred and matching them anger for anger.
We who stand with Christ are supposed to be hated, that means we are getting somewhere, unless the reason we are hated is because we too are being hateful. If we are truly standing with Christ they may hate us, but we will be in the right and that will make the true impact on the lives we are supposed to be touching.
That last verse, we should love our neighbors as ourselves clearly states that there is no other commandment greater than these. He did not stutter. He did not say unless this situation, ect ect ect. He said to love.
So why then are we spreading so much hate?
We have failed this world in so many ways, however it is not to late to stand with Christ, it is not to late to spread love and forgiveness. It is not to late to stand with the light.
Let me ask you this, when you face judgment day, can you say you will be proud of what you have to show for your life?
Because at this moment I can’t.
I want to be a witness for The Lord.
God gave his only son as a living sacrifice to take our sins, don’t you think the least we can do is get off our high horses and show others what an amazing love that is?