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Tears for Terri Schiavo

By Scott Presson
CBN Staff Writer

CBN.com - Every legal remedy has now been offered for Terri Schiavo. Nearly every appeal has been exhausted. Every argument has been weighed and discarded. Every maneuver of man has been tried. People have protested – loudly. People have prayed passionately. Many tears have been shed for this woman.

Has the American legal system prevailed AGAINST the will of the people instead of for the will of the people? Instead of protecting the innocent, has our system of government condemned the innocent to die?

This is what the Bible says about the death of innocent people:

There are six things the LORD hates – no, seven things he detests: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent, a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord among brothers (Proverbs 6:16-19).

God hates those that kill the innocent. Please pray that the people who had it within their power to do the right thing in this situation and did not will repent.

Jesus healed many people who could not take care of themselves. He also said He came to do the will of the Father. So evidently the will of God is that people who are laid up and unable to take care of themselves are worthy of being healed.

Look at this:

One day while Jesus was teaching, some Pharisees and teachers of religious law were sitting nearby. And the Lord's healing power was strongly with Jesus. Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a sleeping mat. They tried to push through the crowd to Jesus, but they couldn't reach him. So they went up to the roof, took off some tiles, and lowered the sick man down into the crowd, still on his mat, right in front of Jesus. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man, "Son, your sins are forgiven." "Who does this man think he is?" the Pharisees and teachers of religious law said to each other. "This is blasphemy! Who but God can forgive sins?" Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, "Why do you think this is blasphemy? Is it easier to say, 'Your sins are forgiven' or 'Get up and walk'? I will prove that I, the Son of Man, have the authority on earth to forgive sins." Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, "Stand up, take your mat, and go on home, because you are healed!" And immediately, as everyone watched, the man jumped to his feet, picked up his mat, and went home praising God (Luke 5:17-25).

This man had friends that cared enough for him and his future that they went to the trouble to make sure he got in front of the Lord! It’s amazing that in that day and time, without any form of modern medicine or hope of recovery, people still saw worth in the life of a man even though he was probably not a productive member of society. Maybe they also had to feed him.

Is God doing anything for Terri Schiavo? He certainly is. The Throne Room of Heaven is fully aware of what is going on. God has not abandoned Terri Schiavo.

Here are three tremendous things going on in Heaven as you are reading this:

1. Every tear shed for Terri Schiavo has been collected and saved by Almighty God. That’s right. God is keeping track of ALL the tears shed for Terri Schiavo. I saw Terri’s mother crying on TV. God did, too. God actually makes decisions about our lives based on those tears:

"Remember, O LORD, how I have always tried to be faithful to you and do what is pleasing in your sight." Then he broke down and wept bitterly. Then this message came to Isaiah from the LORD: "Go back to Hezekiah and tell him, 'This is what the LORD, the God of your ancestor David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will add fifteen years to your life …(Isaiah 38:3-5).

The tears of Hezekiah moved God. He actually prolonged his life on earth. God wants us to see that NOTHING goes unnoticed by Him. When it comes to us, God sees the intent of our hearts and He moves sovereignly in any way He desires. God keeps track of all our sorrows and has all our tears as a deposit for the future:

You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. On the very day I call to you for help, my enemies will retreat. This I know: God is on my side. O God, I praise your word. Yes, LORD, I praise your word. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me? I will fulfill my vows to you, O God, and offer a sacrifice of thanks for your help. For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light (Psalm 56:8-13).

2. Terri Schiavo has an attorney pleading her case in the Throne Room of God. Moreover, God’s will always wins. Look at this:

For Christ has entered into heaven itself to appear now before God as our Advocate … (Hebrews 9:24).

Jesus Christ is the ultimate attorney. That should be enough to make any earthly attorney shake in his boots. He’s been to the jails in the depths of Hell. He’s set prisoners free and broken the chains of injustice and unrighteousness. He’s proved His case to the World. Terri Schiavo cannot lose. It’s a win-win.

3. Terri Schiavo has Jesus interceding for her right now:

Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. (Romans 8:34).

Jesus is our prayer partner – all the time. He never gets tired, and the Word says He is always about His Father’s business. That’s another win-win situation for Terri and for us.

God rules. He has collected the tears of sorrow and tears of joy and saved them for His will and purpose. There is no wisdom or scheme of man that is above God. There is no plan that prevails above God’s plan. John 16:33 says take courage, Jesus has conquered this world. Jesus still loves us despite trouble and calamity. Nothing has separated Terri Schiavo or you and me from the Love of Jesus Christ. NOTHING.

Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? Will God? No! He is the one who has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? Will Christ Jesus? No, for he is the one who died for us and was raised to life for us and is sitting at the place of highest honor next to God, pleading for us. Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or are hungry or cold or in danger or threatened with death?

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can't, and life can't. The angels can't, and the demons can't. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can't keep God's love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:33-39).

Please continue to pray for Terri Schiavo and her family today. However, rest in this fact: God is CONTINUALLY doing His work and His will in this situation, in your life, and in the world.

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