The human eyeball is an amazing creation. More than 120 million photoreceptor cells help us see. Some of those photoreceptor cells even help us sleep. An evolutionary scientist, writing in the journal Neuroscience, describes it as “an exquisitely complicated organ.”
Volumes of poetry have been written about eyes and the sublime experience of looking into the eyes of a lover. The bridegroom in the Song of Solomon refers to his bride’s eyes several times: “Behold, you are beautiful; your eyes are doves” (Song of Solomon 1:15).
And when it is violently ripped from the body of a baby, apparently it makes some people laugh, as it did during a panel at the National Abortion Foundation’s Annual Meeting on April 7, 2014. “An eyeball just fell down into my lap, and that is gross! But, I say to myself, this abortion is going well and is going safely . . .” The audience erupts in laughter.
Like most who saw this video, I was sickened by the reaction of the medical “professionals” to the murder of a baby. Let us call this what it is murder, the killing of the most helpless and innocent among us.
“We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).
The intimate knitting together of little ones in the womb (Psalm 139:13), including those with disabilities (Exodus 4:11), points directly to a great purpose. We are not just his workmanship, which is incredible in itself. We were created for good works prepared by God himself!
The defenders of abortion are blinded by the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), and persist in believing their own lies. For decades we were told that abortion was nothing more than removing cells from a woman’s body, and more recently that an unborn child isn’t really a person and doesn’t feel pain. Today we see that some abortionists profit twice, first by selling the abortion procedure and again by selling the body parts of the child they just killed. These are all evidence of spiritual blindness coming from Satan himself.
I also feel deep pity for the abortionists and their defenders and for us believers who are not moved to action. We will be without excuse when we stand before King Jesus. Someday, God will end abortion in America. We should heed Mordecai’s words to Ester (Ester 4:14) ‘if we remain silent deliverance will come but our house will perish.’ A life of unrepentant and unchallenged slaughter of children will result in eternal, painful consequences for all of us.
The killing ends when heart-eyes are opened and stony hearts, which champion abortion, are turned to flesh (Ezekiel 36:26) and find the practice unthinkable. God’s people need to be ready with truth, love, and a relentless commitment to ending this stain on our souls as we work to end the murder of children.