He’s a Christian, award-winning hip-hop/rap artist based across the pond. You may have heard of Lecrae and his latest album ‘Anomaly’ which topped the Billboard charts back in September 2014. No – there thankfully isn’t a new kid on the music block called “Abortion” who Lecrae has decided to feature in a new collaboration. Lecrae has opened up to share the emotional details of his very own abortion story.
You don’t often hear of men expressing themselves when it comes to this sensitive and controversial topic, let alone Christian men of great influence seen as valuable role models. Abortion has always been recognised as something that only women experience. Christian women included. In the UK, one in three women have an abortion before they reach the age of 45. Whist some may say that they felt it was the right decision at the time, these women and their partners have to come to terms with the abortion. Some are left deeply affected by post-abortion pain more than others.
‘That day a part of us died’
Many may choose to isolate themselves away from fellow believers and refuse to mention anything out of fear of getting a judgemental and unsympathetic response. A vulnerable Lecrae talks about his life over a decade ago, not long after he became a Christian, and admits how he selfishly took the mother of his unborn baby to an abortion clinic because he wasn’t ready to become a father. He sensed the Lord convicting him the entire time.
His track titled “Good, Bad, Ugly” begins with the following lines:
I remember back in ’02
I was in school and actin’ a fool
My soul got saved, my debt had been paid
But still I kept running off with my crew
Sex on my brain, and death in my veins
I had a main thing, we stayed up ‘til 2 (Smokin!)
Waking and baking we naked, my body was loving it
Soul was hating it,
And time and time after time, our bodies were close
The girl was so fine
We heard a heart beat that wasn’t hers or mine
The miracle of life had started inside
Ignored the warning signs
Suppressed that truth I felt inside
I was just having fun with this, I’m too young for this
I’m thinking me, myself, and I
Should I sacrifice this life to keep my vanity and live nice?
And she loves and trusts me so much that whatever I say, she’d probably oblige
But I was too selfish with my time
Scared my dreams were not gonna survive
So I dropped her off at that clinic
That day a part of us died
Watch the interview below:
(Source: Desiring God)
Be encouraged to confront any post-abortion feelings of pain, shame and remorse by confessing to trusted and prayerful individuals to find healing…
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective – James 5:16 NIV