Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A Time to Weep

By Bunni Pounds

I was a puddle of tears on the floor about a month ago. Finally feeling, finally letting go of the walls, and finally letting the tears flow down my cheeks.

Weeping over the great tragedy of abortion in our generation. Weeping over the 881,000 babies killed in the womb in America just in 2017 and the millions upon millions killed over the last decade. Weeping over the seduction of this age that speaks in the ears of women and men to pursue the ending of a pregnancy - a LIFE.

You might think I am over reacting. You might say, “Bunni, there are so many important issues out there.” But really- there is not.

Our silence is killing us. Our complacency and unfeeling hearts are killing our national conscience.

We have a gnawing knot in our stomach when we read a story on abortion, when we see another statistic, and when we read about the new laws passed in New York or Illinois. We think to ourselves  - we should be bothered. The pink lights on the top of the World Trade Center celebrating the new law passed in NY that gives access to abortion through the 3rd trimester- should bother us.

This tragedy of life lost in the womb in our nation should make us weep, but we can’t  - because our hearts are so numb to it all. It is just another story line, news crisis, or issue that demands our attention where we feel helpless and powerless to do anything about it.

Over this last month - this thought kept pounding through my heart - IT IS A TIME TO WEEP.

“A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance.” Ecclesiastes 3:4

I have studied this subject for so many years. I wrote papers about it in high school and later in college. I have spoken many many times about the #1 issue that drove me to get involved in politics in the first place. The issue was the protection of human life from conception to natural death - but here I sat and I couldn’t shed a tear over the horrible cavern of death that we are continuing to fall down into as a nation.

Then I cried out in prayer, “God, give me Your heart. Break through my hardened heart and let me see this issue as You see it. I can’t go on just seeing these babies’ murders with my intellectual mind. Let me really see the hearts of the wounded women who have been scarred deeply by their decision to end a pregnancy. Let me see the hearts of the men who paid for abortions and still carry that burden back in the depth of their consciousness. Let me see the wounds that you want to heal in this nation. Let me see the ravaging of our nation by the sin of abortion. Let me see Your heart to heal individual hearts, to save this nation from judgement, and to see the precious babies’ souls that are with You."

Then I wept. And wept. And wept. The walls finally feel down around my heart and I could see.

It is a time to weep. It is time for us to feel again the stain of abortion on the moral fabric of our nation.

Let’s pray this prayer together and ask God for tears, for a heart that feels, and a cry that will change our lives and the future of our nation.

Jesus, I plead Your Blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America.

Here is my written prayer on 1/24/19. Please pray it with me.

Oh that we would fear the Lord
That we would see You truly as You are
High and lifted up

Forgive the people of New York
But us as well
That we don’t stand up and protect human life
At EVERY stage of growth in the womb
That we don’t esteem the creation of God
The God breathed soul
As something to be valued and cherished
Forgive us for destroying
our future generations
by murdering the unborn

God, raise us up as warriors to step up
For the unborn at EVERY stage of development and with every weakness

And that we would be mothers and fathers
of a generation who are born
who need a moral compass,
A hand up of compassion
Relief from terror, oppression, and injustice

Let us be a people who values LIFE
in our beautiful nation in the years to come
Let us serve the Lord with fear
And rejoice with trembling
Putting our trust firmly in You
Jesus, You are the Son of God

And our only HOPE. 

After you pray and feel again, find some way to plug into the answer of your prayers. 

This weekend there is a day of mourning being called in New York. Check it out!

Plug into a pro-life activism group, support the crisis pregnancy center near you, talk to young people about this issue, and keep crying out for new manna to keep in the fight for LIFE. We will not stop.