Today is National Sanctity of Human Life Day.
Today I've felt funky as I remembered today being National Sanctity of Human Life Day and of the insanely large number of people I know that have had miscarriages lately and know through their pain how precious every life, no matter how short, truly is.
Today are pastor said 54 million children in the United States have been murdered since Roe v. Wade. On any given day 3,700 lives are lost.
1237 lives were taken since 1976 when the death penalty was reinstated. How many of these lives were ended before they had the opportunity for redemption, to ask for forgiveness, to seek out there Savior.
If every life is holy, how can we decide who should live? And who shouldn't? Who decides someones worth; should they find it in themselves, who 'owns' them or who decides their fate? Just because someone does something wrong, regardless of how heinous it is, how can we decide that that person is beyond redemption?
God tells us to choose life.
Deuteronomy 30:15-20, "See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase , and the Lord your God will bless you in the land your are entering to possess. . . .This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."