I'm talking about Tebow's "controversial" pro-life ad from last night's Super Bowl. Talk about much ado about nothing, the furor raised over that 30 second spot was overblown...to say the least. Tebow's ad with his mom was an effective and inoffensive celebration of his mom's choice not to abort him years ago. Why the pro-death movement felt like it deserved all that attention is beyond me...or is it?
You see, their problem with the Focus on the Family sponsored ad was not its content. No. The problem is that choice is good, in their mind, as long as women are choosing death. When a woman weighs the options (and Pam Tebow had been given them all) and chooses--rightly--to let the baby live, pro-deathers become furious. "How in the world can someone be so naive as to make that choice?" they ask. "How could anyone with all the information decide to let that baby live?"
Let me give you a few reasons--faith, hope and love. Not love of ourselves but love of God and love of others. You see, when you couple those together, there is really only one choice. Moses agreed:
This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live... Deuteronomy 30:19 NIV