Murder, death, the Holocaust, and our complacency (Psalms 28:4-5, 9)

Every year when Holocaust remembrance day (Yom Hashoah) rolls around (not today), I remember when I was young and lived in Israel. I brought this up back then and received no end of lash back about it, but my opinion has not changed on the matter and given a platform I thought it time to bring it up again. The issue I'm thinking of is abortion.

In the Holocaust an estimated 11 million people died. 6 million Jewish and over 5 million others. In the United States alone in 2005 there were 1.2 million babies aborted(the lowest since 1974). At this rate this makes the US guilty of as many murders every 10 years as the Nazis during the holocaust. To me this is absolutely shameful.

What's even worse is in 2002 worldwide there were an estimated 42 million. In 2002 alone the world killed almost four times as many babies as the Nazis killed throughout the entire holocaust.

The parallels are disturbing. During the Nazi reign people began to look down on Jews as second class citizens. They weren't "really people." Somethings sadly comparable to our modern reasoning for the murder of an unborn child. People in Germany, GOOD people became complacent about what was happening to the Jews choosing to ignore the atrocities and going about their lives as though not much had changed. I am from an America where people are the same way. More and more people are saying "in this election abortion isn't really an issue because nothing can happen to change the laws." We are giving up on the lives of millions of babies every year by giving up that fight.

I find myself relaxed about it, disappointed in parents whom get abortions rather than treating them as I would a murderer. Don't get me wrong, there is forgiveness for people who abort babies as there is forgiveness even for murderers. But how many of us are repentant on behalf of our nation? How many of our friends are repentant of killing their children?

When I brought this up years ago I was attacked with people furious I could even compare the two. But they are so similar, and it is shocking how many people are furious about the deaths back then but complacent about death now, all under the same guise. The Jews weren't people back then, babies are not now.

I truly hope someday the world will look back on abortion with the same jaw-dropping horror with which we look back on the holocaust. 1.2 million children will die this year in the U.S. alone and closer to 40 times that will die this year worldwide.

How complacent are you? When was the last time you prayed for the babies of our nations? When was the last time you prayed for justice against these people who not only allow it to go on but demand it continue? I've been learning about the judgements in the Psalms, have you prayed this:

"Give to them according to their work and according to the evil of their deeds; give to them according to the work of their hands; render them their due reward. Because they do not regard the works of the LORD or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and build them up no more. . . . Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever." - Psalms 28:4-5, 9