Abortion is generally considered to be the termination of the life of an unborn child. But if God truly is the author of life, which He is, would that not imply that even before a sperm fertilizes an egg, a purpose for that life would have been orchestrated in heaven, and a carrier created on earth for the delivery of that life’s purpose? The Prophet Jeremiah recounts the word of the Lord to him saying, before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee, before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.. (Jeremiah 1:5). Apostle Paul also says, “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace.” (Galatians 1:15-16).
From these scriptures we see that Life does not happen by chance but when the breath of life from God enters someone. For example, man did not become a living soul until the life of God entered him (Genesis 2:7). After this life entered Adam, he had the ability to be like God. He could dream like God. Abortion then is the taking away of life from a dream. I have concluded that abortion is considered an option when the possibility of a bright future for both the carrier (man) and the carried (the dream) cannot be found in the mind of the carrier. If there were no limitations in the mind of the carrier, if all things were possible to the carrier, if anything that was imagined by the carrier could be a possibility, would abortion still be an option?

What would have happened if the Wright brothers who gave us airplanes had given up on the dream; if Thomas Edison, one of the most prolific inventors this world has known had aborted the dreams that led to his inventions; if Bill Gates had given up on the Microsoft dream? Can you imagine if Joseph’s brothers had killed Joseph, the carrier of the dream that would preserve them, the deliverer of their future (Genesis 37:18-20); If David had listened to Eliab, he would never have fought Goliath (1 Samuel 17:23-30); if Abraham had settled for Ishmael, he would never have had Isaac (Genesis 17:16-19); if Joshua and Caleb had listened to the other ten spies, they would never have entered the Promised Land (Numbers 13:26-33); if Mary, the mother of Jesus had decided to terminate that pregnancy where would be salvation; if Jesus had listened to Peter, he would never have gone to the Cross (Matthew 16:21-23); if Peter had listened to the other Jews, the Gentiles would never have received the Holy Spirit (Acts 11:1-2). Are you beginning to see the bigger picture?

Now imagine that like Mary who carried the pregnancy of Jesus, you carry ideas and dreams that flood your mind continuously. These ideas have made a strong impression on your heart; it’s even been with you since you were young. As you are reading this now, your memory is kicking into action. You remember those dreams and they probably bring a smile to your face. No matter what you do, the ideas keep coming and you can’t get them out of your mind. Like Joseph, you may even have started talking about your dream and suddenly from the least expected sources (family & friends) you start to hear the reasons why it cannot be done. You become a laughing stock for having an idea that seems to be out of season (Consider Noah & Abraham). Rejection comes from all sources because the very mention of these ideas is becoming an offence to some. Jesus said, “blessed is he who is not offended in me”. People simply don’t understand why you cannot be normal. Considering that once you get to tomorrow, today’s normal is considered as being backward and stuck in the past, have you ever wondered, what exactly does it mean to be normal? After all, all Joseph’s brothers were normal as were all David’s brothers. At least, so they thought.

I cannot help but think that many people may have aborted those dreams God put in their heart to be their deliverer for the future. Those divine relationships God has given you that are not being nurtured and the God-allowed circumstances for which shortcuts are being sought may be there to trigger your God-given dream which ultimately will be the answer for generations yet unborn. You may think that your dream is too far-fetched to become a reality. Well, you are in good company. Abraham thought the same, so did Mary the mother of Jesus (Luke 1:34) and Mary the sister of Lazarus (John 11:32). Not left out are the servants that told the centurion not to trouble the Master any further (Mark 8:49), or the mourners that stood outside the house of the young damsel (Mark 8:53).

Now, the bible declares that the day cometh, that the dead in the grave will hear the voice of the son of man and live. That day is now. In the name of Jesus Christ, I command every dead dream to come to life. As Lazarus heard the voice of Jesus and responded, so every dream of your desire hears my voice and comes to life. By the power in the name of Jesus, every mountain before you is made plain. Arise, dust yourself, all things are ready. Remember, nothing is impossible to him that believes; nothing is impossible to him who actively trusts in the power of the spoken word of God to effect change. How dark the future will be if your dream does not become a reality.