We Are All In Need Of God’s Amazing Grace

Yesterday was Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.  Sanctity…the quality or state of being holy, very important, or valuable.

It is a special time to think about that which is important. Lives should be valued. Cherished. Respected.

Life should always be valuable, because it is valuable to God. The Creator, Himself, tells us of those moments before we even took our first breath in this world.

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 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, 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139 NIV

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His wrinkled skin and a thatch of dark hair, a loud cry escaped as his lungs were introduced to the strange new air of this world. I counted fingers and toes, stared into those eyes for the very first time, and worshiped God who made this life possible. A sense of awe and responsibility washed over me as never before.

It pains me to hear the media of today vehemently preaching that life doesn’t begin until the baby is born. Some officials have even given interviews stating that babies aren’t really people until they are close to two years old. What? I don’t understand their reasoning. They say that unborn babies are just a mass of cells and tissue. They attempt to make the living baby, impersonal and not human. That line of thought makes it easier to soothe a seared conscience.  Those words are dark, and  straight from the father of lies.

If we don’t value life, be it an unborn child, an elderly person, the disabled, or those trapped in earthly horrors such as abuse or human trafficking, then what does that say about us as a country?

The slope becomes slippery. What is right becomes unclear.

If we don’t stand up for life, then we all fall.

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I have many readers of my blog, people from all over the world. Some of you reading this post might be in pain right now. You might be pregnant and scared and confused, considering your options. You might be a woman that daily lives with the consequences of a choice you made to have an abortion. You might be a man who feels guilt over pushing abortion to get “it” taken care of so you could “get on with your life”. I don’t take your feelings lightly. My heart aches for you. The decisions you made weigh heavy.

You are desperately in need of God’s grace…not just to know the word, but to live in it. Grace is God’s love and mercy to each of us, not because we have done anything to deserve it, but because He chooses to give it to us.

We are all in need of God’s amazing grace.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

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