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OUR BEGINNING

 

Jeremiah 1:5 “’Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.’”

HEARTBEAT

I have heard all the arguments to defend abortion. “It’s a woman’s choice. It’s not a life yet. It’s not fair to force a woman to carry a child she doesn’t want. It ‘s all about women’s health.” None of these excuses for ending a life can explain away our verse today. The Lord says through Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.”

As science progresses more and more we discover earlier physical activity of the child in the womb. A baby’s heart begins to beat 18 days from conception, and by 21 days the heart is pumping blood through a closed circulatory system. If a Pro-choice person believes a stopped heart indicates the end of life, why can’t they acknowledge that when the heart starts beating life begins?

TEACHING MOMENT

We have the responsibility to teach our children the truth about life. They will be bombarded with the world’s view of life. When they study biology they will read all about the development of the child. They must hear from God’s Word also. It is clear from His truths that life begins at conception, not just when a child is born.

How many parents begin talking to their child the moment they learn they are expecting? When my wife was pregnant with our son I would sing Amazing Grace to him. When he was born the one song that would calm him when I rocked him was that song. I could hold him on my chest and sing, and he would stop is crying. He recognized my voice and the song. It was a comfort to him. So don’t tell me babies aren’t a life inside that womb.

Won’t you join me today in the celebration of life? If you see someone today, stranger or friend, who is expecting, take a moment and pray for that child. If you feel led, ask them for permission to pray for their child. What an assurance of God’s blessing and consecration.

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