Every day, I come home from work to find little bits of paper all over the floor and know that my youngest son has been busy. One of his most favorite things to do is watch YouTube videos of paper crafts. He will watch a video over and over making sure he has followed all of their directions. His eye for detail is quite impressive and he will work for hours until his project is perfect. And after seeing him in tears, I have learned not to throw these things away. Where I just see paper, he sees something special, something to be treasured.
Knowing how strongly my son feels over the loss of something he created from paper, I think about how much more God must grieve over His human creations being torn from their mother’s wombs and their parts sold off to the highest bidder.
We all begin life as a fertilized egg, and over the span of nine months, God turns those two tiny cells into arms and legs that are capable of mighty works. He knits fibers together to form a heart that beats at a rate that’s perfect for pumping life-sustaining blood throughout the body. He creates within each of us a brain that not only controls the actions of our bodies, but gives us the ability to think, learn, and love.
Every year, over 1.2 million of God’s most treasured creations never get to use those arms and legs that He created. Their tiny hearts never get to race with excitement at childhood wonders. The promise of all that knowledge and love their brains could one day hold, is gone in a matter of minutes on the procedure tables of abortion clinics around this country.
The Bible says that God created man in His own image. How truly heartbreaking to know that since 1973, 56 million of His creations have been thrown back in His face.
And we live in a society that believes this is an okay practice. If fact, American tax dollars are being sent to an organization that does this very thing. Planned Parenthood encourages women to send a message to God that says, “We don’t want this creation, so You can have it back. Thanks but no thanks, God, we’re going to stamp this baby as ‘return to sender'”.
Well, Planned Parenthood, you don’t speak for me. This does- For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well. My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began- Psalms 139:13-16.
Every life is precious in His eyes, and I’m going to continue to defend those lives no matter the consequences. I want my message to God to say that I did all that I could to defeat abortion. Will you take a stand and join me? Let’s show society and Planned Parenthood that no matter how they try to justify abortion, we will never stand with them.