Friday, January 13, 2012

Imago Dei... Made in the Image of God

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV

This month is the thirty- ninth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in America. Under that law, over fifty million unborn babies (in the United States, alone) have been erased from the face of the earth before they ever had a chance to see the light of day.

They could not vote for or against their own death. They could not campaign for pro-life candidates. They could not stand up and protest. They had no voice. They had no power. They had no “right to life” without their parents okay. There was no cry as these babies went to their deaths. They could not even speak.

Truly, these are the innocents of our time, ordered to be murdered by laws that are based on – what? There can't be any moral power behind a law that violates the law of God. There is no more legitimacy backing up these laws than there was when Herod ordered the slaughter of the innocents in Jesus' time. A nation that slaughters it's most vulnerable citizens, simply because it can, is headed for the judgment of God.

What can we do? Get involved. Pray for the unborn. Pray for the millions of women who suffer from depression and self-rejection following an abortion. Pray for the fathers who never even held their babies or had their fatherhood acknowledged. Pray for fathers and friends and would be grandparents who failed to support the mother-to-be to carry the baby to term. Pray for those who surrounded the woman caught in a crisis pregnancy, who pushed her to abort. Vote for life, whenever you have the opportunity. 

Ask God what you can do and do it.  Don't be passive about this critical issue. You are a walking, talking, breathing testimonial to parents who were pro-life - they gave you an opportunity to live. Give someone else, whose life is hanging in the balance, the same opportunity...

We all bear some level of responsibility for a tragedy of this magnitude. May God forgive us for our own inhumanity to these helpless victims of abortion. May He heal us all of the depth of pain this sin has brought on our land. Whatever we can do, we must do. The innocent unborn babies of the next generation need us to care enough to get involved. Before it is too late for them.

"I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is "Abortion", because it is a war against the child... A direct killing of the innocent child, "Murder" by the mother herself... And if we can accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love... And we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts...” - Mother Teresa


  1. What a powerful statement from Mother Teresa. Truly, if our world devalues the life of an unborn child, it holds not the sanctity of life in general.

  2. I believe abortion seems like such an easy solution but has such a longlasting effect emotionally and spiritually .


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