Responses to #ShoutYourAbortion have ranged from horror, outrage, and anger, to support, defiance, and even praise of abortion.
Our shared human need is the need to be heard. To be known. To come out of hiding.
It is a God-created need, pointing even the most vocal activist back to the inescapable fact that she was created by God to be known, not to be hidden away in shame.
Never until this present day has there been a culture that has so nearly perfected the art of hiding.
Hiding behind our Facebook profiles, hiding behind our Spanx, hiding behind our jobs, our church attendance, our relationships, our possessions, our accomplishments.
In the shadow of every human soul is the forgotten memory that it was made for relationship with God. So onward it charges, reckless and desperate, trying to be heard and seen, not quite remembering who it is longing for.
Created by a God who sees us and knows us better than we know ourselves, we were made for relationship. Relationship with God Himself. And relationship requires transparency. The more we hide, the less our quality of relationship to God and to others.
Shout your abortion to the One who died to bring humanity out of hiding. (Click to Tweet)
We were never made for hiding, but for relationship with God and others. (Click to Tweet)
Cultural trends can reveal the deeper needs of the human heart. (Click to Tweet)