My Heart Yearns for Life Everlasting
“For You [Lord] 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. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed and in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” (Psalm 139)
This, I speak in love, so that we together can grow up into Him in all things. (Ephesians 4:15) When we ask Jesus into our lives, by faith, and seek His righteousness, we become a new creation. We are renewed in our mind, and joyous in our spirit. But unfortunately, what I am discovering about our world these days is that the society we envision is not necessarily the one in which we live. Please allow me to explain.
I strongly believe that a living soul begins at the point of conception. I also believe that in conception, our spirit, soul and body come into existence at the same time. So when I recently became aware of the lack of information informing our younger generation of the ‘sanctity of the unborn’ or when life begins, my heart was disturbed. I grieved because God in the beginning created man in His own image, and male and female created He them, so that man and woman could multiply and be fruitful.
“And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)
But in today’s world, where our nation seems so peaceful and our social fabric almost functioning effectively, we find that’s not really the reality, is it?
Right now, there are unborn children in our country who will never be given an opportunity to live. And sadly, our women — both young and older — are making choices that mean they will miss out on the joy and happiness of a child moving within their bodies. But there is another reason why we should be concerned about the direction our public policy is taking. That is, the Lord said, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you — plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
You see, every unborn child (and the parents) have a unique, God-given purpose for their life. God created us for a reason — for His purposes and enjoyment. The Bible states: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) He desires that we seek His counsel and wisdom, so that we do make the right decisions.
But along with right decisions, comes the need for informative and balanced information for women to make good decisions — that inevitably extend beyond the uncertainty of the moment. This is why I am thankful that our province does not currently practice “abortion on demand.” We prayfully trust that this will continue to be the situation here in our community. There are numerous childless homes and many empty arms of mothers who long for a child of their own but can’t conceive.
So precious one, if you find yourself in a situation where you feel a choice must be made, please consider God’s awesome purposes for both you and your child. Pray about the decision at hand. Seek someone who really cares about you and who similarly desires that the next generation come forth as His mighty handiwork — so that these children can fulfill the plan that God originally intended for them in their lives — and be richly blessed.
Jesus said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) He also said, “My grace is sufficient for thee, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” (II Corinthians 12:9) He never fails.