BY: Dawn Hill
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139:13-16 ESV
The development of a baby within the womb is such a wonder demonstrating God’s invisible qualities, eternal power, and divine nature. As a woman, I was graciously granted by God to carry both our children to full term. I was blessed to witness those tiny human beings develop and grow in my belly, becoming two precious proverbial arrows in the quiver of our family. Scripture such as Psalm 139 and others remind us of God’s personal involvement in human life from the moment of conception and that each human life represented as an embryo and subsequent fetus is simply in a smaller form in a different location; the individual on the outside of the womb as a toddler or adult is the same individual who resided in his/her mother’s womb, give or take forty weeks. Size, age, and location do not change God’s unique design in creating human beings.
The recent draft leak of the current United States Supreme Court case concerning abortion has many people reeling on both sides of the political and religious aisles. The argument in favor of abortion has evolved over time from a clump of cells to the acknowledgment of human life within the womb and the right to end that life by those who were at one time in the same geographical location as that vulnerable human being. As Christians, we appeal to Scripture for truth, and we understand that simple biology supports the truth; life begins at conception.
What we are witnessing and have continued to witness in society is the act of calling evil good and good evil. We are witnessing a suppression of truth when it comes to human life and its origins. We have been witnessing the dehumanization of children. Death occurs one hundred percent of the time in abortion procedures, and the woman is not left unscathed, even if her heart is hardened and her conscience seared in the process.
Though this ruling can change the cultural climate, judicial decisions and legislative laws do not change the hearts of sinful men and women. The good news testifying of Christ by the power of His Spirit softens hearts once hardened toward murder of the unborn while crying for personal autonomy. There is forgiveness and cleansing in no One else. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the light shining in the darkness of abortion.
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