Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Revive us, O Lord

In honor of Black History month, I thought I'd give you a little food for thought. Here's an article about how racism is inherent in abortion as it's practiced in America today. Some call it black genocide.

Not only is abortion tragic for an individual (the baby) and his or her family (the parents). But abortion is a cultural tragedy, too. I'll be attending a function of Black Americans for Life this week. Abortion and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases are crippling African Americans, especially in our urban areas. As Christians, we need to pray about this. And we also need to ponder how we can help the cause of Johnny Hunter, Day Gardner and other blacks who are speaking out. Few people realize that Planned Parenthood, which calls itself a family planning clinic, was started by a racist. As the toll of abortion climbs, the founder's racist dreams are being realized right before our noses.

We must pray for revival. Ask God to revive your own heart first. Then your friends and your church. And to bring spiritual awakening to our society that we might turn back the dark tide of abortion and renew a culture of life and dignity.

"Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity." Hosea 14:1