For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. - James 1:20
As many of you know, Dr. George Tiller was shot dead during church services this weekend. Dr. Tiller made himself well known by being one of the few doctors left in the US that still performed late-term abortions, the killing of viable babies during their second and third trimester of life.
While initially my reaction was that of shock and pretty much speechless (hard to believe, eh?) and while I firmly believe that abortion is tantamount to murder, I cannot and will not ever agree or condone the senseless death of another human being.
Did I want this man stopped for his brutality in the murder of thousands of babies over the past 40 years? Absolutely! But in no way should his actions have been stopped in this manner.
This cowardly act has been a huge blow to those who stand up for the rights of the unborn. The person who killed Tiller has now opened a door that may allow this man to go down in history as a martyr of sorts, to those who who don't respect the sanctity of life.
On the day of his death, I firmly believe that Tiller stood before The King of Kings and was held accountable for his evil actions to God's most precious gifts to humanity, His babies. Eventually, that was going to happen. I just wish his killer could have endured the wait.
We serve a very righteous God. A God who if His word is followed and we give Him the respect and authority He rightly deserves, allows us to live in His grace filling our hearts with peace knowing He is in control. He will take care of imposing His just punishment. "...the fear of the Lord makes men turn from evil." - Prov. 16:6
As Jim Hughes, president of Campaign Life Coalition, said "Those of us in the pro-life movement do not want to see abortionists die, we want to see them convert."
I say, "AMEN!"
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the Tiller family.