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Last Hope

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Is there hope?

Surely life is not a bad joke,

when you’re at the end of the rope, whoʼs there to save you?

Or do you fall into the abyss, thatʼs it, the end?

Is there something more, why do I exist?

I cry out, “Why me?” The echo replies, “Why not?"

Falling,

               falling,

                                falling,

                                              will I ever stop?

I am an accident, thrown together by chance,

a tiny dot,cosmic dust, compost for the universe,

nothing, nothing in nothingness,

I fall,

         fall,

                 fall,

into the black abyss…

A small voice within me, the one I oft ignored, till it spoke to me no more,

I hear it now! I hear it now!

“You were made in My image, you have purpose, you have value.”

It echoes through my head a thunderous roar,

shaking me to the marrow.

“Awake! Awake, O hardened soul!”

“Fear not!, I am with you, I am the hope for all!

I will not leave or forsake you, in your time of need just call

You must believe, confess, I am your Lord, repent, I will make you new

.My Spirit will indwell you,I will not let you go!”

The hounds of heaven caught me,on my knees I did implore, “Oh God save this blind sinner, forgiveness undeserved,

I cling to the Cross of Jesus, he died for all my sins,”

by his shed blood he covers me,

to God Iʼm born anew!

Shielded from his wrath, I stand before the throne,

broken but forgiven,I am not my own.

Paid for with a price, no one ever could repay,

washed in the blood of Jesus, I will never be the same,

Praise the Lord of Heaven, for Holy, Holy, Holy, is his name!

Now you know my story and all I wrote is true.

Believe in Christ our savior and he will do the same for you!

 

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Ablaze

Watch this  U-Tube video from the Jimmy Fallon Show of Alanis Morissette performing her new song, "Ablaze," with her little daughter helping her. It will melt your heart! What a pro-life message this is without it intending to be so. Please click on the link below.

 

Ablaze by Alanis Morissette

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Culture of Death

Proposed legislation from lawmakers in the Netherlands would allow healthy patients over the age of 75 to agree to assisted suicide simply because they no longer wish to live.

New research found that almost 94% of physicians in Flanders, Belgium, support infanticide of babies born with disabilities. In 2012 two medical ethicists argued for legality of this practice in the British Medical Journal. " Both a foetus and a newborn certainly are human beings and potential persons, but neither is a person in the sense of subject of a moral right to life," they concluded. The authors advocated for infanticide in all cases, whether or not the baby has a disability.

Assisted suicide in the United States is currently legal in Washington, DC, California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, Maine, New Jersey, Hawaii and Washington. Abortion has been legal in all 50 states since 1973. Some States allow abortions at any stage of pregnancy up to and including birth, as does New York. We are not far behind the Netherlands and Belgium in terms of the radical views on the value of life in our society.

What is the driving  impetus to kill our elderly and our children? The secularization of our society brought about by the declining influence of Judeo / Christian values is certainly the big part of it. Adoption of a nihilist philosophy by many has led to the conclusions of, no God, no objective truth, no morals and no value to life. So friends, we have a choice, one path leads to despair and death and the other path leads to life and life eternal. There is no middle ground. Where do you stand?

 

 Note: The two news pieces about the Netherlands and Belgium were from Leah Hickman's weekly newsletter,  Life Lines. Leah is a reporter for World magazine.

 

 

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