An estimated 200,000 abortions are performed each year in Serbia compared to only 90,000 births. Vesna Radeka (pictured) had a vision to start the very first life-affirming pregnancy resource center in Serbia after attending the Heartbeat International Annual Conference in 2003. In May of 2004, her vision became a reality and the Choose Life Center was formed.
Whenever I read about shocking situations like this, where there are more babies being killed than being born, I am reminded of Proverbs 8:35 – 36:
For whoever finds me finds life,
And obtains favour from the LORD;
But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul;
All those who hate me love death.
We all do this sometimes, as we choose our own way instead of God's way in certain areas. Inevitably, we reap the consequences. However, the consequences are more pronounced when people, and whole nations, turn completely away from their Creator.
When nations turn from the only one who can give wisdom, the one true God who has revealed himself through his son Jesus Christ, they turn from life. Increasingly, death is preferred to life. Suicide, abortion, and euthanasia increase as a result. I grieve for those who are walking completely in their own wisdom instead of in the fear of God. I grieve because they are destroying their own lives, and those of their children. Rejection of God is as much a sin against self as it is against God or others.