In the mountains of Roanoke, zinnia is an annual flower. Often they bloom all summer. This year I planted normal-size zinnias, but last year they were labeled “giant zinnia.” Honestly, they grew five feet tall. The zinnia plant resembles me. Over the years my life and thoughts changed size and shape.
At one time, I believed in a woman’s right to choose abortion as a mechanism of birth control. I even attend pro-choice rallies. Then, I started reading my Bible seriously. David’s wrote that God knitted him together in his mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13). Hmmm, I could hardly ignore that verse.
My husband was pro-life and we started to attend a pro-life church. But, in my heart-of-hearts, I still believed women should have the right to control their own bodies. What was I supposed to do?
Perhaps you could say that I abdicated my responsibility on this subject; however, what I did was tell God what I felt versus what I believed Holy Scriptures taught. I asked God to reconcile myself to Him.
Without doing anything intentional what I felt in my heart changed. Now I am pro-life in my beliefs, feelings, thoughts, and words.
Reflection: Has God ever changed you?
Copyright: Carolyn A. Roth, 12/13