One Life lifted up and 660 Superbowl Crowds Lost

one-child-lifted-upI came across this image within this excellent post on the Black Informant and have not been able to get it out of my mind.  I ‘happened’ to be reading the 1 Samuel account of Hannah and the birth of Samuel one of Israel’s most influential leaders the same day.  Hannah had been tormented cruelly for her inability to have the one thing she wanted: a child.  Hannah begged God to the point of tears and God, at the perfect time (as always) granted her request.  Samuel was truly a gift from God (as are all children from conception) and I cannot begin to imagine the joy overflowing that Hannah must have felt.  What is amazing is Hannah’s one desire was for a child and yet Hannah was able to give him back, or lift him up, to the Lord.  We as parents surely should do the same for our ‘gifts’ daily.  Samuel was dedicated to the Lord’s service and left at the temple for training under the priest Eli.  No doubt Hannah continued to pray for this ‘gift from God’ and continued to help in providing for his needs.

What a contrast from today when in the U.S. alone almost 50 million ‘gifts from God’ have been slain, dismembered, and discarded.  Large numbers are difficult to comprehend so to put it in perspective take 660 full Raymond James Stadiums (site of today’s SuperBowl) and eliminate them.

660 Superbowl Crowds Aborted

660 Superbowl Crowds Aborted Since Roe vs. Wade

That is how many unborn children have been sacrificed on the altar of convenience since the legalization of abortion in the U.S.  You can imagine Nancy Pelosi’s relief of the burden lifted on our economy!  Almost 50 million, that is 1/6th of the current U.S. population.  Take six of your best friends and eliminate one at random – because they weren’t convenient!  Sorry, the number of abortions performed because of risk to the mother, rape, or incest is minute.  No, the overwhelming majority of these lives were destroyed for convenience.

We are already moving to destroying lives on the basis of desirability.  One small step in a hospital and one giant leap downward for humanity.  Al Mohler has just finishing a 6 part series on why abortion should be unthinkable – you can read them here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6.  Another great resource for considering how to speak to others about abortion can be found on the Stand to Reason Blog here.



  1. numa said,

    February 1, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    the numbers are staggering! God have mercy on our nation…….

  2. Carrie Evans said,

    February 2, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I’m greatly saddened by all of the innocent lives that are thrown away. I pray for our lost country and the world that God would open their eyes and they would accept the gift of Jesus Christ.

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