In our present world, there are many issues that one would like to address; however, there is no issue as important and valuable as the value of the human life. Life is SACRED as it is created and formed by a Holy God.
Perhaps you are reading this article and you have had an abortion, or have an unplanned pregnancy that does not seem to fit into your plans, and are considering an abortion. Perhaps you are a man involved with a girl who has an unplanned pregnancy. You believe in the “Right to Choose” so you went to or are planning to go to an abortion clinic to have an abortion. My heart goes out to you; you are hurting physically, emotionally, spiritually and psychologically. I have good news for you…there is help available at a Pregnancy Care Center. If there is not one near you, call the phone number at this website for information. I trust that reading this short article will help you as well.
The good news is that there is forgiveness of sin available through our Lord Jesus Christ. “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;” Ephesians 1:7
“Come now and let us reason together saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18.
There are many issues that we would like to address that either excite us or disturb us. Statistics about life interest and alarm us; stories about life alarm us, Science – Not evolution or humanism prove that life begins at conception. But SCRIPTURE must be the basis of our actions. Our convictions and practices about life issues must be based upon the Word of God. “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written which in continuance were fashioned when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139: 13-16
What does God say about life issues?
We are designed by a Holy God. V.13. – My reins – my inner self (my thoughts, motives, feelings, actions) is always known by God. We are put together by God and thus He owns us. What a blessing that is. He protected us in our mother’s womb for us to be born and to live for His Glory.
We are respectfully made by the hands of God, we are a very special somebody. We were a NOT a BLOB of tissue, but a SOMEBODY when we were in our mother’s womb.
Therefore because each one of us and each one in their mother’s womb are a SOMEBODY – Not a Blob, we must have the convictions and courage to stand for pro-life issues based upon Scripture. We must stand against abortion at any stage of the baby’s development in their mother’s womb. We must stand against abortion, not only from the pulpits of our churches, but also in legislation of our States and Nation, but probably most importantly as individuals in our daily lives as we communicate with our neighbors and co-workers.
How we stand and proclaim this truth about life is very important. We must proclaim this truth with love and compassion. In John 4, Jesus met an adulterous woman at the well and spoke with love and compassion to her and she turned to Christ and affected others also to turn unto Him. Also in Luke 7: 11-13 we read “And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold there was a dead man carried out the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.” Jesus had compassion on this widow – He grieved just like she did.
As you read this article and you are considering an abortion, please seek help at a Pregnancy Care Center near you. They will NOT condemn you, but will compassionately listen to you and offer helpful suggestions to you, suggestions that you will NOT regret later. If you have an abortion, you will most likely regret it later because you have killed a little baby. People at our pregnancy Care Centers are there to help you during this very difficult time.
If you are reading this article and would like to become involved in the Pro-Life movement, contact the BFLW Director listed on this website. Or perhaps you need to just speak out more clearly and gently where you live or work regarding Pro-Life issues and the issue of abortion.
May the Lord richly bless you and guide you as you seek His will and you become a tool for Christ in the Pro-life movement.
If you have never placed your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for the Salvation of your soul, we would encourage you to do so today. John 3:16-17 states “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:16-17.tells us “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
Whatever your need is, there is Biblical help available.
Devotional written by:
Dr. Gene Green
Former Executive Director of Baptists for Life of Wisconsin
Currently Board Member of the Access Women’s Center, Madison, WI