Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Dr. Hamilton on the Great Civil Rights Crisis of Our Day

My professor here at Southern wrote an excellent post this week calling abortion the "great civil rights crisis of our time." I appreciate the clarity and honesty that he exhibits in this post. For a long time I felt apathetic about the abortion issue. I foolishly thought that there was little I could do personally for the cause of the unborn, and therefore didn't really ever think about it. Everything changed with this election. Not because abortion became more important to me, but because I truly believe that God used years of teaching on abortion and pro-life issues to finally convict me of my apathy. It is so easy to be desensitized to issues that bear so much weight because it essentially feels like I have no voice. But I wonder if my Christian brothers and sisters felt the same way when African-American brothers and sisters (created in the image of God) were beaten and even killed right under their noses. Did they feel helpless in the cause too?

But we are not helpless. We serve a big God who knows the names and faces of every one of those little ones who are discarded as medical waste. And he knew the face of every slave who suffered and labored at the hands of sinful slave-owners. Satan wants us to feel apathetic. He hates the image of God and he will stop at nothing to destroy it, even if it means making sinful people like me apathetic to the cause of life. So I encourage you to read Dr. Hamilton's post. It made me think. It made me cry. It made me feel like I have a responsibility to do something. But most importantly, it made me pray to the only One who can help us save the precious lives that are lost in the name of "freedom." May God have mercy on us all.

You can access the post here.

2 comments:

diane said...

Hello Courtney my name is Diane. We have never met but I really enjoy your posts and read your updates whenever you post. I just wanted to tell you that as encouragement and that reading your blog has given me great joy on days where I needed a miracle. Praise Jesus! I read your brother Micah's blog as well and it makes me happy to see two members of the same family living for Christ. Keep on sister!

Diane

cdt said...

Diane,

Your comment made my day. The Lord knows how I needed the encouragement today! I am humbled that you would read and that you would comment. I am glad you read Micah's blog. He is a great brother and I am proud to be his sister.

Perhaps we will meet one day. If not, I trust that we will meet when we see our Savior face to face. Until then, I pray that Jesus is sweeter and sweeter to your soul as you labor for the Gospel.

In Christ,
Courtney