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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Pain That Claws

They weep for children lost, for bairns that were not allowed one breath of sun-filled air. They weep profusely now—but then? Then, with understanding darkened, it was they who chose the knife. It was they who chose to end the life within that held such promise . . . but now they weep.

No one told them that such pain awaited them, pain that claws into the soul. No one told them of the consequence that comes when mothers-dear end the life that they were meant to nurture. But it comes. It always comes eventually. Their conscience will not have it any other way.

If only they'd been told the truth.

Artwork: Rachel Weeping For Her Children © Stephen Gjertson


  1. Stacey,
    I have been following your blog for a while now. I love how you look at a work of art and transform it into words that speak into my heart. I am a post-abortive woman and I feel every line you wrote here. I know that empty feeling that comes in God's time for the child begun in the womb and ended so seflishly. Thanks for the truth you share each time you post. And know that you have a my prayers and support. What a blessed daughter of the King. I have a blog too and would love for you to check it out sometime. Love in Christ, Tiffany

  2. Tiffie,
    Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad the blog has spoken to you. That's what I hope for always--to touch a heart in some way or other. I look forward to checking out your blog.