Daily Devotional

"For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well." Psalm 139:13-14 (NKJV)

As I opened my Bible app this morning, this was the verse that was waiting for me, which I found very appropriate as we are still in the middle of “40 Days for Life” praying for the end of abortion. One of the tent poles of the pro-choice argument has been that the life they are snuffing out in the womb isn’t really a life at all, but just a clump of cells, a fetus, not a person. I think anyone that has experienced the kicking from inside their womb, felt the push and movement on a pregnant woman’s belly, or seen the action and heard the heartbeat on an ultrasound would be hard pressed to argue that there isn’t a life in there. However to be fair it can get a little fuzzy at the early stages, if you don’t have a biblical foundation.

In this passage the psalmist clearly states that God has knit us together, that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. He formed our inward parts, the stuff we don’t even see. God is directly involved from the beginning, we are no accident. We are not even a surprise to God, He knew us before all of creation. In Ephesians 1:4 it says “even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world…” and in Jeremiah 1:5 He says “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…” We were always known to God, not just when we were born. So how can we willingly remove a life, the most innocent life so flippantly as if we are simply removing a mole or cyst?

The legal killing of so many unborn babies over the last fifty years is something that should so disgust us similar to how we view a genocide or the holocaust. And the ones we are killing don’t have a voice, they don’t have a say, they are the most innocent and vulnerable among us. If we don’t stand up for them, who will? Let me challenge you to pray daily for the moms who are faced with this decision of choosing for their child: life or death. Volunteer your time down in front of Planned Parenthood to pray for the end of this heinous practice. You can also contact various pro-life agencies like Right to Life of California to see what other ways you can be involved to further the cause of life. But we can all pray, no excuses, we all know about it, we know it’s wrong, we need to pray!
New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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