“Before you were born …”

4th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

If you are like me, you are tired of television and radio ads. When the phone rings, your first thought is, “Oh, no! It’s another pollster!”  The voice mails build up and you just want the phone to stop ringing. In fact, you just want the election to be over.  At the same time, you may be watching the polls, trying to decipher which ones are accurate and what do all the numbers mean. You think, “If the election happens on Tuesday, will I be happy with the results? Do I want it to be over or do I want to have more time?” Regardless of what any of us think, the election is on schedule, and by late Tuesday night, we should know whoour next president will be.

Between now and then, each of us need to be praying and considering what candidates should get our votes. Many issues surround this election. One of the most important issues is that of protecting human life. The LORD God has much to say about life in general and pre-born life in particular. What strikes me as I read God’s words is that the LORD God knew all about me before I was even born.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born, I set you apart.” (Jeremiah 1:5). These words were spoken to Jeremiah, but they apply to each person who ever entered this world.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13). The LORD God was there when I was being shaped and developing in the weeks and months before I was born. God, the Creator, was actively involved making me into the person I am.

We oo and ah over a newborn baby. The miracle of life amazes us; it doesn’t become stale. As we approach this Tuesday with big decisions to make, let’s not forget that every human life is made in the image of God.  The life that God has created is good, and as His children we need to protect even the smallest and newest creatures made in His image.

Pray for our country. Pray that people will think seriously about the importance of life and the serious consequences for a people who discard people so unthinkingly. As you vote for judges, congressmen, senators, and the president, let the sanctity of life be one issue that informs how you vote for the leaders who will guide this great country forward.

 

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