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Sanctity of Human Life...

Sanctity of Human Life Month...

All Sons and Daughters have a song that describes our God so well.

You give life, You are love, You bring light to the darkness You give hope, You restore Every heart that is broken Great are You, Lord It's Your breath in our lungs So we pour out our praise…

As you read these lyrics, the melody is probably playing in your head. He is indeed; the God of life, of love, of light, of hope, and restoration. He takes our brokenness and transforms it by breathing life into us.

Brokenness and life were never meant to co-exist, but they do. On this Sanctity of Human Life, we both celebrate and remember life. We also celebrate our Great God who restores and transforms. Abortion has brought incredible brokenness to our nation, the unborn, and to those who have been involved in an abortion decision. We interact with these mothers and fathers every day. She is the woman you pass as you walk to work, the man standing behind you in line at the grocery store, and the couple sitting next to you in the pew. As we mourn the loss of approximately 125,000 babies aborted daily worldwide, we must remember the great love of God who longs to restore those who are broken. As we celebrate the value of every human life, let us also remember the life of the mother who has come to regret her decision and longs for a safe place of confession. Let us remember the father who encouraged his high school girlfriend to get an abortion, and hopes the pain will go away. Let us remember the doctors and nurses who once performed these procedures before our Great God brought them to a place of repentance and restoration. The burden of past sins weighs heavily on the day like Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. The truth is that none is without grace; none is beyond salvation, forgiveness, and restoration. The message that every life is valuable to our Great God, is one that brings transformation.

Think about the single mother left to work and raise her children alone, and now gives all she has to her children. Let us consider her and make sure she knows that her life is valuable. Think about the young man who wonders if life is worth living, not believing he can ever become the son his parents dreamed him to be. Let us consider him and tell him his life is valuable. Consider the elderly woman placed in the nursing home down the street. She was once teeming with life, but is now forgotten by her family. Let us consider her and give her our time and love. This Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, let us challenge one another to love well, consider the brokenness of others,and bring the light of Christ to those around us. May this challenge be one that lingers well beyond this Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Father, You are great. You are love. You bring light to the darkness. You give hope. You restore every heart that is broken. Transform our hearts and inspire us to love as You love. Amen.

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