Life matters to God. Before the end of the first chapter of the first book of the Bible, we see why: Because He created every human being—male and female—in His image.
This act of creation confers value upon every human life. Consider the words of praise David offered the Lord in Psalm 139:
From Old Testament to New, Scripture attests to the value of life from the moment of creation:
As Believers, we do well to pay attention to the things that matter to God. This is why it’s so important that we advocate for the lives of the unborn with love and grace. The abortion of a baby at any point from the moment of conception is nothing less than the shedding of innocent blood, a thing that God detests and calls an abomination (Ex. 20:13, Prov. 6:17). There can be no equivocation on this—there are no considerations that make the sin of abortion acceptable in any instances to the Lord.
Beloved, I don’t say this to shame anyone who has had an abortion—it’s a sin like any other, and we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rom 3:23). The good news is there is grace and redemption available for all sinners who repent and confess (1 John 1:9) and receive Jesus as their Savior (John 3:16)!
God’s grace through the work of Jesus on the cross is big enough for all sin, including abortion, and His forgiveness is available right now.
But what happens when individual sin like abortion becomes the law of the land? The Bible tells us that God executes judgment against nations just as He does against individuals. God cares about nations—He establishes them, preserves them for the good of His Kingdom, and, brings them to ruin if they remain stubborn in their rebellion against Him (Prov. 14:34, Job 12:23).
To honor the life God creates and intercede for individuals and our nation, we must protect the unborn!
Since Roe v. Wade made abortions legal within the first 24 weeks of gestation, abortion has been a hotly contested issue on the national stage. Right now, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is a pending U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with the constitutionality of a 2018 Mississippi law that banned abortions after the first 15 weeks of pregnancy. Lower courts prevented enforcement of the law on the basis that it violated a woman’s rights in Roe v. Wade. Oral hearings are scheduled for December 1, 2021.
Beloved, this is a seminal moment in our nation’s history. Please join me in praying for abortion laws to change. Pray for a favorable outcome in Dobbs. Pray for our Supreme Court Justices by name. Vote for candidates who are adamantly pro-life. Act with your time, talents, and resources to support the work of those who are fighting to protect the lives of the unborn. Show grace and love to those who have suffered from abortions. Above all, always be ready to offer the hope found in Jesus alone. Together we can turn the tide on abortion and bring glory and honor to God!