Tuesday I read an article that was sad, disturbing and eye opening all at the same time. The article was about a 25 year old young woman who recorded video of herself having a surgical abortion. That video is now on YouTube. She made this video in order to change people’s perspective on abortion. She is an abortion counselor and decided to use her unborn baby to show that it’s not a scary procedure. My heart was grieved that we live in a society where posting a video of an abortion for public viewing is legal and even embraced by some people. I haven’t watched it nor am I going to. I read that the video is just over three minutes long. I whole heartily disagree with what this young woman did and what she’s continuing to do. God loves her and she desperately needs Jesus. She is living in a web of deception that isn’t just affecting her, it’s also going to have an impact on our young people. Young people who watch that three minute video will not realize the physical, psychological and spiritual impact of what an abortion does to a woman. What I want to do is to encourage each person reading this today to spend at least three minutes praying for this young women. Pray for her salvation, that her eyes will be opened to the truth, that God will send laborers across her path to love and minister to her. Her name is Emily. Pray for those who will see the video as well.
Last night at church my Pastor talked about his heart for young people. I know that my Pastors have a heart for youth. They always have. I was blessed to have them as my Youth Pastors many years ago. Even when they didn’t have a child of their own they took spiritual responsibility not just for a group of young people but a generation. I’m so very grateful that they were willing take that responsibility. I don’t have children but I have other children and young people in my life. I would be remiss if I didn’t sow into their lives the way others have sown into mine. I’m not called to be a youth pastor but I am called to love and pray for the younger generation. So are you. If the church doesn’t rise up and take spiritual responsibility for this generation they’re going to be raised watching YouTube videos of abortions and worse. Without Jesus, this generation will grow up with their hearts hardened by all manners of wickedness. We can raise them in an atmosphere of miracles, signs and wonders or violence and murder. It’s up to each one of us. We have to be willing to stand in the gap for them. We have to be willing to say, “No devil, this generation belongs to God!” Lamentations 2:19 says, “Arise, cry aloud in the night at the beginning of the night watches;
Pour out your heart like water Before the presence of the Lord; Lift up your hands to Him
For the life of your little ones who are faint because of hunger at the head of every street.” It’s up to each one of us to rally with our Pastors and leaders to make sure this generation has the covering, love and provision that they need. We have to cry out of the lives of the little ones! They’re hungry and desperate. If we won’t then who will? The choice is ours. We can’t sit idly by with disregard because we don’t have kids, our kids or grown or we just don’t care. This generation desperately needs the love of Jesus to be made manifest to them. They’re crying out for love, acceptance and peace. We have THE answer they need. In whatever way God puts in your heart I encourage you to get involved with this generation.
Following is a link to a Canadian website that has scriptures and prayers for the younger generation.