For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
HUMAN LIFE, as described in the Holy Scriptures is precious. Jesus, Himself, said,
“Let the children come unto Me.”
(Matthew 19:14) One of the first songs I remember learning as a small boy was
“Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world, red, brown, yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight, Jesus loves the children of the world.”
Right here in the Book of Psalms we find a great picture of the development of the body of a human being in the womb of a mother. In fact, the writer tells us that God the Creator is behind the forming of that child in the womb. He IS the author of life. That heart beat begins early, early, early on in the life of that little child who is in the womb.
It seems like only yesterday when I was leading Youth Group on a Wednesday night, Leslie was there by my side, carrying our first born inside. I can’t remember how far along she was, but we were still a few months before delivery, and Aubree kicked within her. Leslie broke out and said,
“the baby moved!”
I stopped what I was doing as we all gathered around Leslie to watch for the next movement, the next kick. We were all so excited to the reality of this baby already developed, only growing in size within Leslie.
My heart is saddened to hear and read the reports coming in from other states on the matter of abortion. If there is anything the church needs to wake up on, is this very matter.
Life is precious and these babies being aborted have no voice at all.
Who is fighting for them?
Church, we need to take the stand today. In Exodus 20:13 the sixth commandment is quite clear,
“You shall not murder!”
I am grateful for the position our church has taken on the Sanctity of Human Life. Paragraph 30 in the Manual for the Church of the Nazarene states,
“The Church of the Nazarene believes in the sanctity of human life and strives to protect against abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, and the withholding of reasonable medical care to handicapped or elderly.”
My simple question is:
Are we striving to protect these precious little ones created in the image of God while they are growing in the womb?