Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Marks 40 Years Since Roe v. Wade

Today is National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday first proclaimed by President Reagan. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and since then over 54 million babies have been lost to abortion. Today we celebrate life, but we recognize the pain and loss of abortion. May we be the generation to overturn that decision which violates divine law and create an overwhelmingly restorative and loving culture of life.

We had this insert in our bulletins this morning at church and we also read Psalm 139, which I encourage you to read and focus on thinking of the gift of life today.

Psalm 139
   1 You have searched me, LORD, 
   and you know me. 
2 You know when I sit and when I rise; 
   you perceive my thoughts from afar. 
3 You discern my going out and my lying down; 
   you are familiar with all my ways. 
4 Before a word is on my tongue 
   you, LORD, know it completely. 
5 You hem me in behind and before, 
   and you lay your hand upon me. 
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, 
   too lofty for me to attain.
   7 Where can I go from your Spirit? 
   Where can I flee from your presence? 
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; 
   if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, 
   if I settle on the far side of the sea, 
10 even there your hand will guide me, 
   your right hand will hold me fast. 
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me 
   and the light become night around me,” 
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; 
   the night will shine like the day, 
   for darkness is as light to you.
   13 For you created my inmost being; 
   you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
   your works are wonderful, 
   I know that full well. 
15 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. 
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; 
   all the days ordained for me were written in your book 
   before one of them came to be. 
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God! 
   How vast is the sum of them! 
18 Were I to count them, 
   they would outnumber the grains of sand— 
   when I awake, I am still with you.
   19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked! 
   Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty! 
20 They speak of you with evil intent; 
   your adversaries misuse your name. 
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, LORD, 
   and abhor those who are in rebellion against you? 
22 I have nothing but hatred for them; 
   I count them my enemies. 
23 Search me, God, and know my heart; 
   test me and know my anxious thoughts. 
24 See if there is any offensive way in me, 
   and lead me in the way everlasting.
I encourage you to donate to your local pregnancy center or an organization fighting to save precious lives.
If you don't have or know of one, I encourage you to donate to the one in my hometown:
The Women's Resource Center of Hancock County.
Their slogan is "Hope for Today. Hope for Tomorrow." They help families through free pregnancy tests, a diaper points program, education around local schools and more. They are my friends fighting on the frontlines to save and defend life in my hometown.
You can donate here.

Will you help? Pray...Advocate...Volunteer...for Life.


  1. 54 million babies lost!? That's sad beyond belief!!
    Love the Scripture read. Keep up the awesome work! :)

  2. Thank you! Isn't that heartbreaking; it's hard to grasp how sad it is. I pray God continues to open people's eyes.

  3. I can't grasp it! But I believe that the good Lord is opening a lot of eyes everyday to the sadness and wrong of abortions.