1/5/09

Life is Precious

What is precious to you? Your children? Your pet (I love Lucy!)? Your time? Your health? Whatever it is, you guard it and care for it.

Old Mr. Webster defines "precious" as: 1 of great price or value;costly
2 beloved;dear.

At this moment, I'm thinking about life - indeed it is precious. There are few things, if any, more precious than the newborn baby. I'll never forget the moment I got my first glimpse of my baby boy! It was so amazing to know that little life was growing inside of me for nine months. So perfectly formed, so precious in my sight.

You know, that's how the Lord looks at you? You are his creation, created in His image, made to glorify Him. His Word tells us, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart..." Jeremiah 1:5. You are so loved and so dear to Him! I don't think we will ever comprehend just how much He truly does love us. We are of value to Him. A great price was paid for us on Calvary, through the shed blood of God's only Son, Jesus Christ. He cares so much for us and came to give us life abundantly while we are here on this earth.

If we are in Christ, we are to also guard our hearts and minds and to take our God given responsibilities seriously. We may be in this world, but we are not of this world. In the day and age that we live in, life is not valued. We are to speak up for the unborn and fight for their protection.

January is a very important month for us. January 18th is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday all across our Nation. Churches and individuals are encouraged to bring attention to the Pro-Choice goals of our President-Elect and his Administration. I encourage each of you to notify members of Congress that you will not support the Pro-Choice policies they have planned. It is our duty as Christians to speak up. We have been silent for too long and that silence has contributed to some of the problems in this country. I have a petition available for signatures that will be sent to Congress opposing Obama and his administration's Pro-Choice policies.

If you do nothing else, please pray for the Lord to move concerning this matter. Millions of babies are aborted every year. How many "Billy Grahams" were possibly murdered in the name of convenience this past year?

The Bible speaks clearly about God's care for the baby in the womb. Psalm 139:13-16 says: "For you formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed".

Friend, life is precious in His sight!

1 comment:

Dr M said...

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