Gospel Singer Fred Hammond Almost Aborted Before He Could Sing

Opinion   |   Christina Martin   |   Dec 20, 2011   |   11:25AM   |   Washington, DC

A powerful video is popping up on Facebook pages across our country. It’s an interview with well-know gospel artist Fred Hammond. He’s on fellow artist Donnie McClurklin’s radio show sharing a chilling story.

It’s the true story of his mother’s attempted abortion with him. That’s right. Fred Hammond was almost aborted. His mother waited her whole life before telling him the truth behind his birth. She literally told him on her dying bed.

Fred’s story moved my heart for a number of reasons. First off, it’s a witness of Gods divine protection and His power over death. Secondly, it ministers to me personally because I love Fred Hammond’s music. His songs have gotten me through some of the most painful moments of my life. I’ve wept, danced, and shouted along with his praise and worship.

He has written some of my all-time favorite gospel songs. I know millions of others feel the same way I do. I couldn’t imagine the gospel music industry, let alone the world without this powerful voice.

It is wonderful to hear popular gospel artists sharing the truth about abortion. Donnie McClurklin shared his belief that the very children we view as mistakes are the ones God has a destiny and plan for. Fred’s life is an example of this. Like Moses, he was hidden by God from the hand of the enemy and raised up to be a voice leading others to freedom.

I pray his story will particularly touch the black congregations in our nation. Many African-Americans attest to being pro-life, but rarely share their views on this issue. I pray his story hits home for them. May it cause many to rethink the way they view life. Fred made it out of the womb alive but millions of others never did. May we remember them and continue to fight for the overturning of this wicked governmental decree.

God, rescue the children who have appointments to die. The singers, musicians and worship leaders who are yet to be. The voices who will cry out in the wilderness, preparing the way for your Son’s return. Deliver them from death, so they can be deliverers in their generation.

LifeNews.com Note: Christina Martin writes at the Bound4Life blog.