You Are Building Your Dream Home -- I Tear It Down -- Now What?
You Are Building Your Dream Home --
I Tear It Down --
Now What?

It's finally beginning to take shape -- you've known for a long time about it and had an expert architect design it according to your description and desires.

The day has arrived -- ground is broken -- the machines move in and truck loads of earth are moved -- footers are poured -- foundations are laid -- sections of studding are assembled -- flooring is put down -- walls go up -- roof trusses are put in place -- sheeting is attached -- outside wall covering, windows and doors are installed as the work progresses day after day.

The excitement continues to grow for you and your family -- pictures are taken regularly as the dream home is put together, and you are impressed as you watch the construction crew at work -- you are almost moved to comment, "Those people are putting our home together with TLC -- Tender Loving Care!"

Interior finishing moves ahead quickly -- landscaping is underway -- plans call for a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers to be planted in different locations on the property.

And then the day comes and the carpet is put down followed by delivery and placement of appliances and furniture. You are now in a countdown -- just a few more days and you and your family will move in, occupy that dream home, and start fulfilling all those high expectations you had for it.

Oh, no! This can't be happening, can it? You almost collapse from shock as you arrive on the scene just a couple of days before your planned move into your new home. All you see is a very distorted pile of rubble where once the dream home of your life once stood, ready for occupancy by you and your family!

What happened to bring about such a disaster as this -- there were no storms, no earthquakes or any natural disaster of that kind.

Well, during the night when no one was around I moved in a giant sized Caterpillar bulldozer and with that machine I demolished your new home -- you should have seen how I literally tore that home apart piece by piece with that dozer under full throttle! In fact I did such a magnificent job of tearing that home into little pieces that it would be impossible to reassemble it!

Why did I do this, you ask? Well, you see I own property next to yours and just where you chose to build your home presented a problem to me -- your home would block my view of the distant mountains, and that was working a "hardship" on me -- so, for me, the "convenient" thing to do was to remove the object that was causing the hardship! So, enter the bulldozer with Clayt at the controls! Yes, there is a pile of rubble to deal with -- but as we do with garbage, we'll dispose of it and I'll view the mountains again without any hindrance to my accustomed lifestyle!

If such a far fetched thing did happen to you, how would you react? What would be going through your mind? Would you be disturbed -- at least a little tiny bit? Maybe you would even be angry with me for what I had done -- ruining your plans for that very special home!

And if it should really happen, what eventually would take place in my own life? We all know the answer to that don't we? We're talking criminal type charges and due to the nature of the act, probably court ordered psychological testing and evaluation -- they do a lot of that these days! And they probably would insist upon it if I claimed I had a "constitutional right" to bulldoze that dream home you were about to occupy! Hey -- what's wrong with that? Don't you know that you can do just about anything these days so long as you claim it is your "constitutional right" to do so -- and somewhere some empty headed judge with no moral principles will agree with you -- didn't they do something like that back in 1973 in a Supreme Court case known as Roe v. Wade?

OK -- enough of this wild stuff -- let's get down to some real serious grappling with this country's most critical moral crisis -- the unchecked violent slaughter of unborn children -- more of them killed on an average work day than the total number of victims of terrorist attacks in the USA on September 11, 2001!

You agree that you would be extremely upset if that dream home you were going to inhabit really existed and I demolished it by bulldozer shortly before you moved in, would you not? And along with the destruction of the home your dreams for the home are also destroyed as well -- all because of a crazy guy out of control with a bulldozer!

Now be really honest on this one -- just how do you suppose Almighty God, our Creator, feels when a human He is forming in the womb of a mother for a very special purpose is deliberately destroyed in the name of "convenience" or a falsely assumed "constitutional right" or whatever other lame brain excuse is employed by unregenerate persons?

Does God have a "right" to be more than a little upset when His plan for that unborn child is intentionally disrupted in a most cruel, violent and unjust act?

We're not talking theory or a degree of speculation here -- take a slow and thoughtful look at the following:

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; and I ordained you a prophet to the nations."
Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV

For You have formed my inward parts; You have covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You.

Psalm 139:13-18 NKJV

By the way, how about taking about 60 seconds or more and just gaze at the little record keeper below and see what is happening -- you see, it keeps a running tally of unborn babies who are violently murdered in the womb in this nation which claims that all persons should have the "right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!" Planned Parenthood and others who operate abortion mills in the lucrative business of destroying unborn children, while claiming to "counsel" pregnant females, seem to always manage to end up with more of those females choosing to abort their unborn children than opting to go full term and offer the child up for adoption. Of course it is more profitable for the abortion mill if the female with child decides in light of "counseling" she has received that it is more convenient to dispatch the unborn child, is it not? Not many abortion outfits are declaring bankruptcy or downsizing these days are there?

Unborn Babies Brutally
Mutilated and Murdered

since Roe vs. Wade
January 1973

And now…..let's move into the speculation room -- you go first -- would you care to speculate how this nation, as it makes a hypocritical profession of being "one nation under God," now stands in its relationship with God? You are aware, are you not, that Almighty God does hold us accountable, individually and collectively, as to what our response has been to His special revelation to us concerning moral choices and responsibility? Need some help? Maybe you need to take another 60 seconds or so and check our little number cruncher again and see how many more "victims" have been added to the total since you last looked at it!

On January 20, 2009 a newly elected president took the oath of office which involves things such as preserving and defending the Constitution of the United States and things such as that which applies to all persons who are citizens of this republic. But Barack Hussein Obama draws a line at the entrance to the human womb -- those not yet born are not to be protected or ever defended -- it's "open season" on these persons and the president is aggressive in "defending" the right to kill them for whatever insane reason enters what little bit of brain the person choosing to do the killing has! So, as unpleasant as it is, look again at the victim pictured above -- many, many more such incidents will be taking place in months to come -- that is, until Almighty God makes His response to this abomination!

And for a good night's sleep -- before laying your head on the pillow, think about what you have just seen -- maybe it's time to talk to God about this matter -- go ahead, you'll find some words to say! And be thankful you still have some time to discuss this with the Creator of this universe -- and pray that He doesn't respond as He did to a fellow named Jeremiah -- uh, check chapters 7, 11, and 14 in Jeremiah -- you'll recognize what I'm getting at as soon as you come across the statements!

May 17, 2002
Updated on January 23, 2009
by Clayton D. Harriger
Elder in Full Connection
W PA Annual Conference
The United Methodist Church
and presently pastor of
Gipsy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Gipsy, PA

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