This morning I got an email from a regular reader here telling me about an online support group for parents of children with type one diabetes. It is a Catholic group so I am super happy to find other like minded mothers to support and chat with that have the same morals and values as I do.
As the day went on, I watched the election with baited breath. When I realized Obama had won, I was shocked. I really didn't think that Americans would vote for someone that is so extremely pro abortion and anti life.
My heart is breaking for all the children that lives are threatened because of laws that could pass under Obama. I am also frightened for all the children that are going to be aborted because they have some disability and they are told their child will be a huge burden on society.
Upon reflection of the consequences of abortion, I want to do all I can to encourage mothers and fathers of special needs children to accept their special calling because I truly believe if you reject this child and the trials that come with him/her, you reject Gods sanctifying grace.
I haven't ever had an experience of been told that my child in the womb would be disabled or need extra care so I don't know what that is like, but I did experience heartbreak when Tom was diagnosed with diabetes. I was angry and felt deserted by God. I kept on asking why us and feeling like I had done something wrong to deserve this. I look back now though and see that without this diagnosis and without diabetes, God would not have revealed himself and his great love for us to me. I also realized that as much as I would like to have great control over my life, God is really the one I should rely on instead of myself.
God really does reveal himself to those that suffer. We need to suffer to get to heaven. There is no avoiding suffering in this life. It is full of sin and sin brings suffering.
Our world has made so many technological advances and become so self reliant that it is much easier for us to reject God and not rely on him. Because we don't rely on God, we try and control everything. When everything is reliant on us, we do all we can to avoid any kind of suffering even kill the unborn.
One thing I have seen happen since abortion has become so widely accepted is the true dignity of the child has lessened. A child in the womb is seen as something rather than someone. A baby can be made in a test tube and put inside a mother and they can be ripped out and apart if they are anything less than perfect. Embryos are frozen till a couple can decide what to do with them and when they are not needed anymore they are thrown out or used to try and cure some disease.
Because it is possible for this to happen with babies in the womb, it can also happen with any group of people. The next step is the elderly. After that the disabled. After that a person that is in a car accident and needs too much care to live. If we reject looking after the most vunerable, we reject God and our sanctification.
Even though Obama is President Elect of the USA tonight, I urge all of you to pray. Pray for those that are deceived and think they are in control. Pray for the judges and politicians that will pass laws that take away the dignity of any human person. Most of all, pray for mothers and fathers of special needs children. Do all you can to support them in their trials both in practical ways and prayer.
Prayer is the only way we can win the battle for life.