Saturday, August 1, 2015

August 2, 2015

"It (love) always protects....."  I Corinthians 13:7

There is one more point I want to make on this topic of love protecting before I move on to love's next virtue.

God's love covers us even before we are believers. It is His grace that draws us to salvation by His activity in our heart and mind. The theological term for this pre-conversion work of God leading to faith is called "prevenient grace" or grace that goes before.

Not one of us who are born again Christ followers would have come to faith without His love covering us even before we were aware of His love.

Prevenient grace covers people in another significant way. Because Jesus died for sinners and rose again on the third day, His sacrificial atonement for sin covered you and while we were still to innocent or immature to understand the difference between right and wrong. Even though we are all born as sinners because of our fallen sinful nature, God does not hold us morally responsible for sin until we can understand what sin is.

So, the take away from that is all young children are covered by grace until they reach that age of moral accountability. While that age may vary from individual to individual it covers all. If an infant or young child should die or be killed that child will go to Heaven by virtue of Christ's atoning sacrifice. Prevenient grace covers each and every child!

In light of the recent horrific revelations about Planned Parenthood's heinous activities involving the dismembering and sale of organs and body parts from aborted babies there is some consolation in knowing that those helpless innocent little souls go directly to Heaven when they are murdered by the abortionist. The prevenient grace of God protects and covers them. 

I'm afraid I can't say the same for the evil abortionists.

In the 42 years since Roe vs. Wade, 60,000,000 precious innocent defenseless children have been brutally murdered before they ever had the chance to draw a breath. This evil grieves my heart more than I can express. But in His great love, mercy and grace, God has provided protection for their souls through the grace of Jesus. So, every one of those 60,000,000 who never got to live on earth will live forever in Heaven!

Love always protects!

Love has you covered!

Love has your back!

When you know and when you don't!