Today in the USA is the National Sanctity of Human Life Day. What a welcome opportunity to remind ourselves of why human life is so precious, and deserves protection from conception to natural death.
The Bible affirms that we are made in the image of God, that not one sparrow falls to the ground without God knowing about it and we are worth more than many sparrows; that even the hairs on our head are all numbered; that before we were formed in our mother’s womb God knew us; that all the days of our lives were written in his book before one of them came to be. It’s awesome that the God of the universe views each of his creatures as worthy of his love and care. The fallacy of deism, the view espoused by many in the nineteenth century that God spun the world into existence and then left us to fend for ourselves. Because of the disparity between society’s messages and God’s reality, we can struggle to rid our minds of society’s untruths. It is more difficult to actualise or relate to a reality we cannot see than to one we are exposed to on a daily basis. God questions how can you claim to love God whom you cannot see yet do not love your fellow man made in God’s image whom you do see? Please don’t just dismiss this truth. Allow it to permeate into the deep recesses of your soul where you have been harbouring untruths about yourself – that you are unimportant, your life is of little value, you are beyond restoration. On the contrary, you are significant, your life is of immeasurable value far beyond what you can see and understand at this moment in time, and you can regain a sense of hope and purpose.