There are times when we must simply say "NO". With FaceBook, Twitter, internet sites, way too often we are bombarded with headlines similar to these: Must see video; Must read article; Awesome picture; Funniest ever seen; Most beautiful ever; Food to die for. My mental response is usually ... "NO".
NO - There isn't much in this world that is 'to die for'. God, family, country come to mind.
NO - There are not many things that are truly awesome. God is awesome. The sacrifice Jesus Christ made for mankind is awesome. The love of my husband all these years is pretty awesome to me. Creation is pretty awesome too.
The following are statistics on abortions, that we know were reported, since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973 :
Numbers of abortions via the US Abortion Clock . org :
1,343,950,964 - (counting upward at the rate of one more per second) Worldwide
57,058,564 - in the United States
Today alone, up until the posting of this article, already 1,835 unborn babies have been killed here in the United States. Go see all the figures here.
Those figures above are probably LOW ...
... abortions since 1973 based on data from both the Centers for Disease Control and the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, a former Planned Parenthood research arm. Guttmacher receives numbers directly from abortion centers themselves and is the prime source for more current figures because the Centers for Disease Control has never tabulated accurate numbers of abortions. The CDC relies on figures from state health departments, some of which rely on voluntary reporting — and it hasn’t had data from some states such as California and New Hampshire for more than a decade.
“Because of these different methods of data collection, GI has consistently obtained higher counts than the CDC. CDC researchers have admitted it probably undercounts the total number of abortions because reporting laws vary from state to state and some abortionists probably do not report or under-report the abortions they perform,”... (Life News, 1/18/13)
The Bible says:
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, ... -- Jeremiah 1:5a
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;your works are wonderful,I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from youwhen I was made in the secret place,when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;all the days ordained for me were written in your bookbefore one of them came to be. -- Psalm 139:13-16
Do you want to do something worthwhile today? Say NO to abortion. Say NO to the murder of helpless unborn babies.
Say a prayer for this nation, for the world, that the Word of God would be preached, that hearts would be touched concerning the murder of unborn children, and that this slaughter would be stopped. That is something we should say "YES" to.
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.