This Sunday is Sanctity of Life Sunday in our church. It is a day set aside to lament over the millions of babies whose lives have been prematurely cut off in our land over the last decades. It is a day to be reminded of the biblical arguments against abortion. It is a day to make fresh resolves to rescue the unborn of our city, our state, our country, and the nations from the cruel fate of abortion.
So let me give you one biblical argument for protecting the unborn, then move to some encouragements to resolve to take part in the rescue of these children and their oftentimes confused and devastated parents…
Why should we cry out against abortion? You know all the biblical arguments concerning the beginning of life (see Psalm 139) and the sanctity of life (see Genesis 2 and Genesis 9). These are the most important passages on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. But what about the gospel argument for protecting the unborn? One of the atrocities of abortion is that we cut children off without ever having given them the opportunity to hear of and come to know Jesus! Isn’t this contrary to the spirit of Jesus words in Mark 10.14 “Permit the children to come to Me and do not hinder them”? We cannot bring children to Jesus if we do not fight for their lives from the moment of conception. So “permit the children to come” to Jesus by joining in the rescue of the unborn! And how can you join in?
Pray on behalf of the unborn.
*God might cause young women world-wide to find and accept abortion alternatives
*God would reverse ‘one-child policies’ like those in China which lead to many abortions
*God might prevent the passage of further pro-choice laws in our land
*Unwed mothers might find hope and healing from their parents and churches rather than heavy-handed condemnation…and be encouraged to confess their sin and find forgiveness in Christ, rather than hiding it through abortion
Adoption provides a hopeful alternative to parents who are considering abortion. What a wonderful way to be a part of the solution…adopt a baby for Jesus!
Use your right to vote wisely.
For the glory of God, do not let abortion be a secondary issue when you vote.
Support PregnancyCare of Cincinnati (or your local Christian Crisis Pregnancy Center).
Maybe your church gives money to the local pregnancy care center. But they need volunteers and individual financial partners, too! Every dollar spent and hour volunteered may redound to the glory of God by preserving a precious life!
Be Pro-Life in your home.
Lovingly do what you must to ensure that your children and grandchildren never consider having an abortion. Teach them to value human life…so that “the generation to come might know [the Lord Jesus], even the children yet to be born” (Psalm 78.6)!