Rom 8:15 “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”
A great passage of Scripture! These words show us the miracle of the new birth – we were dead in sin, and now we are alive to God. And even more we are taken from our “old family” (ye are of your father the devil) and placed into the family of God! This truth buoys us in times of sorrow. Our “Daddy” in heaven wants to scoop us up in His arms and protect us when we are hurting. This truth also secures us when we are in need. Any financial or physical need (present or future) can be brought to our heavenly father. His pockets are deep! As long as we are in His will, we know we will have His supply.
As wonderful as these truths are in the spiritual realm, they are absolutely applicable to the ProLife movement in our country. The old family – the flesh, the world, and the devil – would love nothing more than to destroy the babies of America through abortion. Many girls choose this because of financial, physical, or family pressures. But there IS an alternative! ADOPTION! Just as in our text verse – these babies can pass from death to life – receiving the adoption whereby they may cry (as they get older) Daddy! Daddy!
There are many avenues that lead to adoption that need to be helped. Making sure hurting women know that this is an option. Advertising in our local churches the need for foster or adoptive parents, so that people can prayerfully consider this. Explaining that God has a wonderful plan for each of these babies, if we would take the time to allow Him to use us.
Adoption! Not Abortion!
Devotional submitted by:
Pastor Jason Brenenstuhl, Pastor of Wyldewood Baptist Church, Oshkosh, WI
Board member of Baptists for Life of Wisconsin