When a woman conceives and becomes pregnant, goes to Wal Mart and buys a cheap pregnancy test, visits her doctor to verify her pregnancy, different emotions come and true thinking begins about a baby being born, a life that is conceived inside of her. Is it here that human life begins at conception? Is it here that life becomes meaningful? According to Roe vs. Wade in 1973 at the Supreme Court of the United States, the Justices determined that life was not meaningful at this stage. How do they determine when life begins? The medical community has differing views as does the scientific.
In our history, Randy Alcorn points out, “Whites decided blacks were less
human. Men decided women had fewer
rights. Nazis decided Jews’ lives weren’t
meaningful. Now big people have decided
that little people aren’t meaningful enough to have rights.” Newsweek even reports, “With no hype at all,
a fetus can rightly be called a marvel of cognition, consciousness and
sentience (self-awareness).” Think about
the development of the fetus as time goes on and the growth process that special
child has. It is absolutely amazing!
As a follower of Jesus Christ, the Bible teaches that we are all created in God’s
image. So if I was conceived and my
mother carried me to birth for around 9 months, and as I was delivered my
parents held me as a creation of God.
King David records, “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my
mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully
made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.” (Psalm
139:13-14) Let us value life and value
God’s creation and handiwork in the command to “be fruitful and multiply” to mankind
– He has a purpose for each one of us.
He is the One that gives meaning to life. God believes in life, so should we!