There is one infamous day from the decade of the ’70s that changed our country forever.
January 22, 1973, is the day that our Supreme Court gave their decision in Roe v. Wade, which made abortion a legal option. Many people who were already born celebrated that heinous decision as a victory for women’s rights.
If you were conceived after that date, your life could have legally been taken before birth.
My mother was a scared teenager on the East Coast in Jacksonville when I was conceived. Fear caused her to run away. However, I was born 331 days before abortion became a legal option, or fear would have pushed my mother into an abortion clinic.
Just because it is legal does not make it right. God’s will, as revealed through His Word, holds the highest governing principles for His children.
Abortion is a personal offense to the whole human race. It is also a sin against our loving Creator.
HUMAN life matters because it is God who created us.
We are created in His image. And He placed His breath in the first of us, which is something He did not do for any other created being. We are the crowning work of His creation on the sixth day. He celebrated His creation by resting on the seventh day.
When we forget the value God has placed on human life, we quickly discount it. Discounted is a slippery slope of devaluation. Steeply discounted is only a few feet away from the clearance rack of abortion and euthanasia. Then, we lose the impact of a life meant to enrich our lives and bring glory to God.
HUMAN life matters because it is God who consecrated us.
From the beginning, mankind was given the consecrated purpose of dominion over creation. We have a sacred general responsibility to manage and steward all of creation. But we cannot lose sight that our individual lives are a sacred trust from God and, therefore, should be dedicated and lived to serve His specific purposes.
BUT, please pay attention to “dominion” from our Genesis! We have dominion over all other life, but not human life. We have never been authorized by God to dominate other human beings. The beginning and ending of human life are retained for the hands of God’s perfect will.
However, we should be compassionate to those who disagree. Violence is not the answer. We are called to “overcome evil with good” (Rom. 12:21).
What you need to know is that God’s grace is available for you. It doesn’t matter if you’ve encouraged, performed, or received an abortion, God is reaching out to you with forgiveness. But you must accept that you have sinned and come to the Savior.
Jesus wants you to have life and life more abundantly.
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