"For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy." - Luke 1:44
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. - Genesis 1:27
The third Sunday in January is designated to specifically remember the Sanctity of Human Life. Why? Because the very existence of every human life is sacred. While the issue of when life begins is battled over by politicians, the Scriptures are very clear as the Lord Himself speaks in Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Yes, every life is sacred.
Could there be any better picture of a living soul in the womb than in this passage? Before birth, this young prophet in the womb leaped for joy at the sound of Mary's voice. Without reading more into the occasion than we should, let's give thought to the image of God in the womb of every expecting mother. Yes, every life is sacred.
This "leaping baby" grew to be the one who prepared the way for the Son of God, Messiah, King of the Ages, the Great I AM. The incredible value of every child is worth our protective care and investment of prayer. While they need the redemptive work of the Lord, they hold great promise for their generation. This month, consider how you can save the lives of such precious souls through Pregnancy Resource Center of The Poconos at www.pregnancytalk.org or other such ministries in your area. Remember, every life is sacred.