Jan. 22 was the anniversary of Roe v Wade. The Roe v Wade decision and the events of the last 43 years is a very sensitive issue for some; while others could care less, and still others are tired of hearing about it.
Abortion is a political issue, but this week’s column is not intended to be political. The sad thing is; some will see it that way. The purpose of this column has always been to get Christians to think and to pray. I attempt to do this by using Scripture to address the Christian life and events in the news that pertain to Christian living or Biblical prophecy. This week my intention is to show how precious and extraordinary a human life is in the eyes of God.
Let’s start at the very beginning. Genesis chapter one is God’s account of the creation of the universe. In all areas of production, we read, “And God said, Let …” followed by the items created appearing on the scene. The most familiar example would be, “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light” (Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 14, 20, 24). God spoke the earth and the rest of the universe into existence. Look at the word, “Universe.” Uni means “one” and verse means “voice.” When describing everything that exists we’ve chosen a name, that means “one voice.”
God formed the animals from the ground, but when it comes to man, things were a little different. In Genesis 2:7 God gives us the details, “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Not long after this, He formed Eve from Adam’s rib (Genesis 2:21-25).
The hands of God formed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and His hands formed each and every one of us in the womb.
Isaiah 44:2 – “Thus saith the Lord that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not …”
Isaiah 44:24 – “Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.”
Isaiah 49:5, “and now saith the Lord that formed me from the womb to be his servant …”
Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
From these verses, we can see the hands of God are at work in the womb, and He has a plan for every one of us.
Our unique DNA begins at conception, no one before you has had it, no one after you will ever have the same DNA. An individual life has begun at conception.
Just as a carpenter who builds a chair (or any other thing) has a plan for the chair, God has a plan for you; His unique creation; what He has built with His own hands. Sometimes the chair suffers damage and is in need of repair. God intended us to be holy, but we have all fallen into sin and are in need of repair.
The carpenter will take some nails and put them in just the proper place to fix his creation; God did the same thing. God allowed the pounding of nails into the hands and feet of His Son to redeem his creation.
When you see a pregnant woman, please remember, inside her are the hands of God, forming a unique human being.
Look around you, everyone you see, your children and grandkids, that grumpy old man living down the street, your best friend, the woman at the store checkout, every person you see, was formed by the hand of God, and He has a plan for them.
However, just as a broken chair cannot be used until fixed, a person cannot realize the plan God has for them until they are spiritually healed.
Sin has separated us from God (Isaiah 59:2). God provided His Son as the sacrifice needed to heal our souls through faith so we then can realize and live the plan the Creator has for us (Ephesians 2:8-10).
After taking the care to form us in the womb and then dying to save our souls can we not say that each and every one of us are precious and extraordinary to God?