“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created Him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply…'” Genesis 1:27,28 NKJV
The March for Life in Washington, DC will be on March 19, and Sanctity of Life Sunday is January 21.
On the sixth day of Creation, God created human life, male and female, and commanded them to multiply. Life is sacred because God made it, and He gave humans reproductive capability. Marriage and the family were the first institutions initiated by God, with the intent that a father and a mother give life to their children within the marriage bond and raise them to know Him and follow His ways.
Giving life to a new human being is serious. Abortion, the taking of the baby’s life before birth, isn’t something to be the subject of disparaging jokes or cartoons or cause for laughter. Giving birth and abortion are both serious matters. I’m disturbed by the lack of respect for life shown by supporters of abortion, who call the killing of babies healthcare and consider the fetus removed from the womb though abortion a throw-away product or something to be sold for experimentation.
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them.” Psalm 127:3-5 NKJV
I suggest that one of the causes of mass shootings and multiple suicides is because life is considered of little value today.
Her Heart’s Longing contains a strong pro-life message. Katie Mann, now a nurse, compromised her Christian beliefs as a teen, resulting in pregnancy. She chose adoption for her baby, not abortion. Her baby was a real human who deserved to be born and have a father and a mother to love and care for him. As an adult, she didn’t regret her choice to give life, and she hooped one day to meet her son. You can read Katie’s story in Her Heart’s Longing, book #3 of The Three Sisters Series.
You can read a little of Katie’s backstory in a previous blog post.