Sanctity of Human Life
During the month of January we will celebrate a certain day as the day to remember the “Sanctity of Human Life.” What we are to remember is that God has created human life and therefore human life has profound importance. Actually all life has the touch of the Creator as its origin. So we remember that we are not the result of a random collection of minerals and amino acids that spontaneously burst into life. Shall we look into this a little deeper? God personally created humanity. As stated in Genesis 2:7(NKJV): /“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”/ God did not do this with his other creatures. It was only humanity that was given the breath of life. We humans are not the same as the other creatures that populate this earth. Furthermore, Adam, and subsequently every human born since are made in God’s image. Since we are given the breath of life, humanity has intrinsic value, God even places value on the unborn life. Humanity is valued by God at every stage of life, whether born or pre-born. Exodus 21:22-25(NKJV) /“If men fight, and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband imposes on him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.”/ Let us pause for a moment and imagine the heart of God with the current epidemic of abortions in the United States. Since Roe vs Wade there have been over 54 MILLION abortions in the United Stated. This staggering statistic represents 54 million children murdered legally through government sanctioned genocide. Makes me wonder how we can sing “God Bless America.” We are a nation with innocent blood on our hands. This causes my mind to ring with the words of Isaiah 6:5(NKJV) /So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts.” / God will hold us as a nation accountable. Habakkuk 2:16-17 /You will be filled with shame instead of glory. Now it is your turn! Drink and be exposed! The cup from the LORD’S right hand is coming around to you, and disgrace will cover your glory. The violence you have done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, and your destruction of animals will terrify you. For you have shed man’s blood;.. / We have the murder of over 54 million children in our history. And in this nation we continue to kill more with each passing day. Killing children whom God loves and for whom there was a plan for their life. No person, no child is an accident. God has a plan for every person. Yes, God has a plan for you. Jeremiah 1:5(NKJV) /”Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” / Every person should know…. You are important to God. As a result, you can know Him and come to know His plan for you. And a part of that plan is to defend the children. I make this statement since God calls us throughout the Old Testament, a call which continues into the New Testament, and that is to be the champion of the depressed. Will you answer that call?