The Cream of the Crop!


Written by Danny Bunn,B.A. (Born-Again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ)

Chapter 14
That still small voice in a noisy world

Cindy rushes in to her house. She falls on her knees in gratitude to the one true God for his awesome mercy. She prays for the courage, the wisdom, the strength to do the right things now. She has to tell Joe but she knows that he doesn't want a baby for a couple of years yet. Her mind goes back to the conversation they had the other day at his work place. She starts thinking about the vacation that is coming up, her trip around the world, her desire to be a model. Her mind goes back to the baby within her womb. Then she thinks about what she read in Psalm 139. 'Is a vacation around the world, modeling some clothes more important than a human life?' Cindy starts laughing and praising God. "God, How could I have been so blind?" A voice in her spirit, some would call it her conscience but it is there. "Cindy, I have already delivered you from the power of darkness, now you must continue to renew your mind with my word and I will speak to you in even clearer, stronger ways. Do you not remember that I told you in my holy word. 'I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.' You were about to present your child as a sacrifice to the god of this world. Even as I said in my book, 'Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter, 'That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?' Cindy, my love for you is so great that I would have allowed you to do the very thing that I detest, you could have killed your son for your own social reasons but sin destroys and it would have been something that you would have carried to your grave. Shedding innocent blood is not something that I take lightly."

Cindy quit hearing the voice within for now. It was like she was in a dream world and the voice was so majestic yet so kind but it was also stern, commanding her utmost attention. She rose from her knees and looks at her watch, it has been almost two hours ago when she arrived at her house and it seems like two minutes. She grabs her Bible and a concordance. She finds a verse in Ezekiel which says, "For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by you." (Ezekiel 20:31) Her mind goes to the testimonies of women who have had an abortion at 6, 7, even 8 and 9 months along and she read about how the babies are killed with a saline solution. They are burnt alive and sometimes it takes hours for them to finally die. She couldn't imagine how they could do it. How could they not know that it was a human life within? even though hers isn't formed yet and probably couldn't feel pain, it was still a human life, which deserves to live. She leaves for a few minutes to buy a book on birth and growth, to seek to find out when the baby feels pain, about the maturing process. She figures that it is better late than never to learn these things.

About an hour later, Joe comes into the house. He is pretty upset with Jerry again. Joe is thinking about defending vegetable rights, surely they should have their rights too. Jerry had the audacity to say that a woman has the right to have an abortion since it isn't a baby yet but then he tells Joe that he agrees with the government fining people $5,000 if they destroy an eagle in an egg. Joe is thinking, 'What a joke! If the baby in the womb isn't life then the eagle in the egg certainly isn't life or vice-versa. If the eagle in the egg is life then the baby in the womb is life. His mind is spinning with all the junk that he hears from day to day and he is getting fed up with it. "God, what do you want me to do? Why don't you give me answers to these questions and many more that goes on in my mind?" All was quiet then and he thought that he heard something, "Wait on me, Joe. I am in charge here and I know what I am doing!" Joe says out loud but to himself or so it seems, "Yea, the Lord will answer my questions as he has so many before. I don't have to have the answers right this minute. This will maybe teach me to be patient, to wait on the Lord and watch him work." Joe sits down and grabs the t.v. remote and one click. "Harry, don't I love you?" "Lisa, I have to do this, I have found another woman who treats me better than you do." "But Harry we have been together for years!" "I know that Lisa but there have been problems..." Click! The t.v. is off again. Joe is thinking, 'What good is that thing anyway?" He takes the controller and throws it in a box sitting by the front door. Joe is thinking, "Maybe I will forget where I threw it. Cool!" He bows his head as a vehicle pulls up outside. Cindy gets out of the car. She is thinking, 'Joe is home.' She looks down at the books in her hands. She bought five of them. She looks up towards heaven and the Lord would have been just as pleased if she looked within towards her heart. He is there and he is everywhere. Cindy prays a quick prayer, "God, just be within this and give me the words to say. I know that I did right and I need your guidance once again." She walks to the front door and opens it. Joe is on his knees in front of the couch, he is praying. Cindy is quiet and she eases the door shut. The prayer continues, "Lord and I thank you for the many good things that you have done. I thank you that you have made our life so much more worth the living. You have given us one victory after another but I ask you to help us to be a sold out couple for you glory. I do not see many of them on the streets, my work place, at the places that I go shopping, or wherever. I know that you have a lot more people than I see out there. Lord, even this t.v., show me what to do about it!" Cindy is thinking, 't.v.? What is he talking about now?' She tip toes into the bedroom with her books, drops them on the bed and takes her shoes off and goes to the kitchen to make dinner.