THE SERVANT GENERAL
THE CULTURE OF LIFE
DESTINED FROM THE WOMB
December 19, 2011
One reason why some people question God’s existence,
especially as Christians claim that He is an all-powerful
but just and loving God, is why He does nothing to solve the
immense problems in the world. Why does God allow sub-human
poverty, bloody wars, disastrous calamities, unchecked crime
and corruption, rampaging environmental degradation?
does act, but how He acts is through human instruments. God
sends those whom He will use to help solve the problems of
the world. After all, He did entrust to humankind the well-being
of His creation (Gen 1:28, 2:15).
problem is that those whom God sends and intends to use are
not heeding His call and/or have been co-opted by the world.
Another problem, a much bigger one, is that those whom He
sends have been aborted.
How do we know that God intends to use certain people?
a look at Samson. The angel told Manoah’s barren wife
that she will “conceive and bear a son,” who is
to be consecrated to God from the womb” (Jgs 13:3,5a).
And what is Samson to do? “It is he who will begin the
deliverance of Israel from the power of the Philistines.”
(Jgs 13:5b). Before the child was conceived, God already determined
his purpose and work. That work was of greatest importance,
as it involved liberation for God’s people from subjugation
under the enemy.
a look at John. The angel told Zechariah that his barren wife
Elizabeth would conceive and bear a son, who would be filled
with the Holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb (Lk
1:13,15b). What would be his task? John the Baptist would
“turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their
God. He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah
to turn the hearts of fathers toward children and the disobedient
to the understanding of the righteous, to prepare a people
fit for the Lord.” (Lk 1:16-17). Now that work was also
of the greatest importance, involving conversion, family renewal
and formation of the bride for the Bridegroom.
destines people to make a radical positive effect on the life
of the world. God may not directly work His miracles to address
the ills of the world, but He does miraculously raise those
who will act in His stead.
of course there is Jesus himself. Again an angel tells a virgin
that she will conceive and bear a son (Lk 1:31). What would
Jesus be? “He will be great .... and he will rule over
the house of Jacob forever” (Lk 1:32-33a).
if Mary had said no to her pregnancy, as many young unmarried
women do today? What if Joseph had rejected his suddenly pregnant
betrothed and abandoned her to the penalty of death by stoning
for adultery, as some men today who have impregnated their
girl friends insist on her having an abortion? What if King
Herod had succeeded in murdering their child, as he did with
the massacre of the infants in Bethlehem, just as Chinese
leaders, Obama and many powerful world leaders today are ordering
such massacre of the unborn?
many scientists, food technologists, peace advocates, environmental
experts, social workers and other good people never got to
do what God intended for them to do, because they were aborted?
We cannot blame God for the ills of the world. We have no
one to blame but ourselves. Abortion and the anti-life mentality
are not just assaults on the unborn, but assaults on the very
plan of God for the well-being of the world.