What's Behind My Choices? by Fenton Moorhead

WHAT'S BEHIND MY CHOICES?
By Pastor Fenton Moorhead

Sunday morning, January 17, 1993

DOES A SINGLE LIFE MATTER?

DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE THAT YOU AND I,

OR ANYONE IN THE PAST OR IN THE FUTURE EVER LIVED?

I HAVE A GRAND-DAUGHTER THAT I PRAYED FOR BEFORE SHE WAS BORN. I
HAD NO IDEA WHAT SHE WOULD BE LIKE...WHAT HER PERFECTIONS OR
IMPERFECTIONS WOULD BE...OF COURSE TO ME SHE'S PERFECT, AND SHE
IS NOW FOUR MONTHS OLD...WHEN I THINK OF HER THERE IS DELIGHT
AND ANTICIPATION OF HER FUTURE AND OF THE STORIES I CAN READ TO
HER AND GAMES I CAN PLAY WITH HER. I WILL HAVE ANOTHER GRAND
CHILD IN FEBRUARY. THIS WEEK I HAVE PRAYED FOR THAT CHILD AS
WELL. I ANTICIPATE WITH GREAT HOPE OF WHAT THAT LIFE CAN MEAN
AND ONE OF MY PRAYERS IS THAT THE CHILD WILL BRING GLORY TO GOD.
THAT'S A BIG PRAYER. NOT THAT HE OR SHE WILL BE RICH OR
FAMOUS...BUT WILL GLORIFY GOD!

TO ME, MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN ARE BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL
GIFTS FROM GOD. I HAVE BEEN FAR FROM A PERFECT FATHER, BUT THE
INTENT OF MY LOVE AND DEVOTION HAS BEEN CONSTANT.

I BELIEVE LIFE IS SACRED. NOT JUST MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
BUT ALL CHILDREN ARE SACRED, GIFTS FROM HOLY GOD.

I CANNOT IMAGINE THE THOUGHT THAT A CHOICE COULD HAVE BEEN MADE
TO TERMINATE THEIR LIVES IN THE WOMB, OR WHAT OUR SOCIETY CALLS
"ABORTION ON DEMAND", AS A PRIVATE RIGHT OF ANY WOMAN.

TO ME THAT'S NO DIFFERENT THAN SAYING THAT NO SINGLE LIFE IS
IMPORTANT, NECESSARY, OR MATTERS. IT MEANS THAT YOU AND I ARE
NOT IMPORTANT. WE SIMPLY DO NOT MATTER. ABORTION ON DEMAND
MEANS THAT WE COULD GO BACK THROUGH HISTORY OR INTO THE FUTURE
WHICH IS ...


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