By Rolley Haggard
A little over 58 million babies have been aborted in America since January 22, 1973. Few of us have any idea how many “anythings” 58 million is. Here’s something I did that might help us all to grasp the enormity of that number:
I opened a Word document. I typed periods across the top line, no spaces in between. I repeated the process until I got to the bottom of the page. When I was done there were 50 lines with 165 periods each, for a total of 8,250 periods filling the page.
Then I repeated the process, page after page, until I had 58,000,000 periods.
I wound up with 7,030 pages.
I then printed off all the pages. It took over 14 reams of paper (a ream is 500 sheets). The resulting stack was almost 30 inches high, about up to my waist.
As I sat gazing at that mind-boggling quantity of dots, like one who has for the first time peered through a powerful telescope at a faraway galaxy containing innumerable stars, it occurred to me that on those occasions since 1973 when the church has been used by God in any worthy capacity (and it has) it has been far more a case of Him using us “in spite of our unfaithfulness” rather than “because of our faithfulness.”
I later told a Christian friend about my little experiment. His first response was, “Dude, you just killed a bunch of trees there!”
Yeah. Trees. That’s the kind of “tragedy” we get worked up about.
“Wisdom is justified of her children.”
Rolley Haggard is a feature writer for BreakPoint.org.