Among other things, she said she would continue to “protect women’s rights”, which is her way of saying “a woman’s right to choose.”
That statement struck me differently than it has in the past. Up until Hillary’s speech, whenever I heard someone speak about the “pro-choice movement” I’d put on my angry face while preparing to defend the unborn. “I’m not anti-abortion”, I’d say. “I’m pro-life!”
But last night was different. I didn’t grab my angry face, didn’t yell any scriptures at the television, nor did I throw the remote control.
I just sat, listening to the former First Lady go on and on, thinking about all the choices she’s been able to make, because she has been given the right to choose.
And guess what? This “right” people talk about isn’t something the government can give or take away. This nation, as well as every nation on earth, has the “right to choose”.
God has given each of us that “right”.
God has given every woman the right to choose what she does with, and to, her body. He’s given every man the same “right”.
God IS Pro-Choice. He ISN’T for a number of our CONSEQUENCES, but He is Pro-Choice.
He gave Adam and Eve the right to choose. He told them exactly what the choices were, but left the decision with them. They, unfortunately, chose wrong.
That was their right, as well.
Cain was told by God to choose wisely, or his anger would get the best of him. He didn’t, and his brother became the first person to be murdered.
God told the children of Israel they had a choice between life and death, blessing and cursing (Deuteronomy 30:19,20). He went so far as to tell them the benefits of choosing life.
But He left the decision with them. It was their God-given right.
Joshua reminded the nation, shortly before he died, of their right to choose.
“And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15 ESV)
As the prophet Elijah stood before the nation of Israel that day on Mount Carmel, he asked them a question.
“How long will you waver between two opinions? If God is God, then serve Him. If not, well, go serve someone else…” (1 Kings 18:21).
He was reminding them they each had the God-given right of choice.
When Jesus came to earth, the Son of God, born of a virgin, He was once again reminding all of mankind of their God-given right to choose. Only this time, He was to be the Choice of all choices. Choosing Him was the same as choosing life, choosing a future and a hope; it was choosing God, just like Joshua and Elijah had talked about.
So it is today.
We are free to choose ANY THING or ANY WAY we want. Our government didn’t give us the right of choice, God did.
And it makes no difference if our government thinks a certain choice is good or evil, our government is NOT the final judge.
There’s a much higher court than the one in Washington, D.C.
I’m not writing this while wearing my angry face, and I’m not fussing about a campaign speech. God loves people on both sides of the aisle.
Each man, woman, and child living on this planet has been given, by God, the right of choice. God IS Pro-Choice!
So go ahead, do whatever you want, in whatever way you want. It’s your right.
It’s your choice.
Just remember one thing. Choices are not without consequences. Your right to choose means you get to choose your consequences. And in some cases, your destiny.
Praise God for giving you the right to choose.
But choose wisely.