Children are a blessing from God. The most perfect gift that a married couple can receive from Him is a healthy child free of disability or errors.
But what about those situations where a child is less than perfect? I like to think that sometimes even God himself can make mistakes. If one of these mistakes is caught early enough in the pregnancy what should you do and more importantly should you have to carry around a burden of guilt from your decision? The short answer, for me at least, is no.
With testing these days it should be a necessity to find out if any child in your womb has errors. Luckily for me my body produced perfect children so this is all hypothetical on my part. I do know that I would not hesitate to terminate a pregnancy if my child were cursed with being a mongoloid or severe retardation.
The main reason (and I am not ashamed to admit this) is because I could never allow that burden in my home. I would feel like my body was a failure in God’s eyes for producing a mistake and I would resent the child even more.
Secondly I do not have the time or the patience to care for a special needs child. I would be embarrassed to go in public or to have my friends and neighbors see what my body had made. I feel that it takes a lot of bravery to admit this but as a Christian I must be honest to God’s Will.
My motivation is for women to understand that you have a choice. You should not feel ashamed or burdened if God hands you a mistake. Look at it as a lesson and make the decision that is best for YOU and you alone.
GOD’S WILL cannot be stopped. But you can change the pathway to suit your lifestyle.
Blessings in Christ as always friends.