Life is truly a gift from God. God is the Creator and Sustainer of all life. God is “pro-life” and as His faithful, Bible-believing followers, so are we!
In the first book of the Bible – Genesis 1 – we read that the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) hovered over the face of the waters and that the earth was formless, empty and dark. (Genesis 1:2) When God miraculously spoke with His almighty Word and Power, everything immediately came into being – the light; the atmosphere; the land, water and plant life; the sun, moon and stars; the birds of the air and the fish of the seas; and finally, every land animal and the crown of His creation – human life! (See also Genesis 2.)
The prophet Jeremiah, by the inspiration of God, quotes God, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.”(Jeremiah 1:5a) And the Psalmists says, “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139: 13-16)
God graciously creates, sustains and cares for life at every stage – pre-born, infancy, adolescence, maturity and old age. On this “Life Weekend,” as we thank Him for the gift of life which He gives to each one of us, He calls us to take up His Word of Truth in order to confront the wickedness of our city, state and nation – the sin of Abortion. As we observe “Life Weekend,” we can’t help but remember the tragedy of abortion on demand which has killed some 56 million innocent babies since the 1973 Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade. (1.4 million each year; 3500 each day; approximately 45 babies during the length of the sermon.) The horrifying atrocities of the WWII Nazi war machine pale in comparison to the murder of innocent human life at the hand of the modern-day abortion industry!
God’s word is perfectly clear; it is not ambiguous; it is not complicated; it is not hard to understand! He tells us, “Thou shalt NOT MURDER (kill).” (Deuteronomy 5:17) But like the temptation of our first parents – Adam and Eve – the sinister devil seeks to tempt us into doubt, disbelief and misunderstanding.
God calls us – as citizens of His Kingdom and as citizens of our land – to use powerful prayer; peaceful protest; and personal persuasion in order to advance the cause of life. God is calling us – you and me – to STAND; to stand for Him and against sin! We pray that God would perform a miracle today… that He would perform a miracle in the hearts and lives of all Americans, so that we would hear His Word, believe, repent, be forgiven by God and be spared from God’s divine judgment!
In the nail-marked hands of Jesus there is forgiveness for those who have been involved in the sin of Abortion and for those who have been reluctant to speak out against it and for Life. In Jesus, there is forgiveness for ALL repentant sinners!
What a joy and privilege it is to be God’s spokespersons for Life! Life is a precious gift from God and along with the Psalmist we say, “I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139: 14)
See you in church this weekend!
Blessings in Christ,