Sanctity Of Human Life Sunday

All Life is precious and is a gift from God.  The Lord reveals this truth as He is speaking with Moses from the burning bush in Exodus 4:9 where it says "The LORD said to him, 'Who has made man's mouth?  Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind?  Is it not I, the LORD?'"  God has not only created our bodies and each of the unique elements that make us all individual, but He has done so with a specific purpose in mind even in the case of disabilities.

One does not have to search long through Scripture to understand the significance God places on human life and particularly the lives of children.  The children of Israel were warned not to be like the pagans of Canaan in their idolatry and disregard for the lives of even their own children: ""You shall not behave thus toward the LORD your God, for every abominable act which the LORD hates they have done for their gods; for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods (Det. 12:31). "  900 years later when the Lord spoke to Ezekiel of His impending judgments, we find that they had done exactly what the Lord warned not to do; "Moreover, you took your sons and daughters whom you had borne to Me and sacrificed them to idols to be devoured..."You slaughtered My children and offered them up to idols by causing them to pass through [the fire]. (Exe 16:20, 21).""  It is easy to see the relationship between the worship of idols and the loss of respect for the sanctity of life even to the destruction of their own children.

2,600 years later, in a time when we pride ourselves as being civilized and compassionate, we find ourselves in a country that has slaughtered over 57 million unborn babies since 1973.  In 2011, 1.06 million American women obtained induced abortions; 9,804 of which occured in Alabama clinics advertised to be "safe, gentle and painless!"

Today we have the opportunity to make ourselves aware of this atrocity that blackens the history of this country.  Today it is estimated that 1 in 3 women have had at least one abortion!  That not only means the sadness of the loss of life of the children, but also the effects that such a deed has on the would be parents for the rest of their lives.  Satan's mission is to "steal, kill and destroy".  We know that the only true answer is Christ; both to stop abortion and to heal those affected by this destruction.