Honeybun was able to take a short walk while wearing the Hiphound brace, and attend to all her potty needs. However, after our little walk, she didn't seem eager to move even for dinner. I brought her dinner to the living room where she rested. She was grateful. She is always grateful, and never complains. That makes her predicament even sadder to me. We help her, she gets better, and then sadly, because the condition is not curable, she falls back into lameness.
I came across the opposite message in my reading in Proverbs today:
19 A man of great wrath will pay the penalty,
for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.
So, if you help those who are inclined to sin avoid consequences, you will have to keep helping them. You will be enabling them in their sin. This dovetails well with the message in our Sunday school class this week. There is a place for righteous anger towards those who claim to be Christians and are clearly defying God's word. There is no place for enabling sin among believers. We should not compromise in what we know is righteous behavior before God.
I listened carefully in our class because this is very relevant to my work as a sidewalk counselor today at the abortion clinic. I will see many cars drive in with passengers determined to kill their unborn child. On some of the bumpers, will be stickers for churches they attend. You would be shocked at how many. There will be many mothers who will tell us that it is ok to kill their baby because God will forgive them anyway. Again, you would be shocked at how many. This can never be ignored. If we claim we love God, how can we sanction destroying His children?
"if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again...."
God forbid delivering someone out of the consequences when a so-called Christian is determined to abort. Never should we remain silent or in any way condone the murder of a child of God. Every baby is a child of God, from the moment of conception. To argue otherwise is utter foolishness and unspeakable evil. And for all of us, God Forbid that we should help those on a path to destruction by remaining silent. It is the furthest thing from love to enable the perpetuation of sin.
However, I will keep trying as long as it takes to deliver my Honeybun out of her lameness. I'll be calling the vet while standing at the abortion mill sidewalk. Please pray with me today in both situations!