Psalm 103:17 But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—
I have had more than one woman tell me they were concerned about being able to bond with their grandchildren. As much as they may be joyful for this gift of life, and for their son or daughter experiencing it, it very often brings up the painful reality of their loss, especially if they have not gone through a healing program.
As I await the birth of my second grandchild I am able to reflect on what a joy my first one has been to me and how good God is! I was blessed to have gone through healing before she was born and so I was free to love and enjoy her without being bogged down by abortion.
To those who face this before significant healing I would say:
- Focus on the beautiful gift of life God has given your family. (Yes, God has given this to you!)
- If you find your demons taking away your joy, pick up the phone and call someone you can talk it out with. Do not sit in the sorrow or fear alone.
- Allow yourself to love and enjoy your grandchild. It’s okay! God has blessed you with this gift and He wants you to enjoy it.
- Every time you are tempted to sink into the mud of self torture, claim an attitude of gratitude. Just think, in spite of the sin of abortion God has blessed you. Give thanks!
The devil so often wants to rob us of the joys of life by throwing our abortions in our faces obstructing the beautiful vision God has now placed before us. Don’t let him! Your grandchild is unique, a healing balm to enjoy and proclaim the gift of life so graciously bestowed on us.