Upholding the Sanctity of Life
Be Strong, Be Well — Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Isaiah admonished the wicked to repent, turn from their evil ways, and receive pardon for their grievous sins. Through His great power and providence, God can bring about what He wants. He will bless, or He will curse, according to His will. He speaks and everything will be in accordance with His plans. No human entity can thwart those plans. The prophet recorded, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11).
When a leader calls on a nation to honor God’s will, the Lord’s voice will be heard, but the heart of the people will determine how far that message goes, or how deep it penetrates their hearts. In turn, God decides what He will do with their response, good or bad.
In his last few days in office, President Trump signed a Proclamation for a National Sanctity of Human Life Day, set to be observed on January 22, 2021. It was on this very day 48 years ago when the U.S. Supreme Court made its landmark legal decision effectively legalizing abortion on demand across the United States. To this day, the decision has proved to be one of the most controversial and divisive issues among the American people.
We commend President Trump for his bravery and courage in standing against the evil forces of selfishness which completely disregards the sanctity of life. Many have continued to hardened their hearts to the horrors of abortion. Some have legalized the heinous act of partial-birth abortion. Some states have legalized aborting a baby up to the day before its full-term birth. Evidence has revealed many botched abortions where babies are left unattended until they die.
Here are some excerpts from President Trump's lengthy proclamation:
“Every human life is a gift to the world. Whether born or unborn, young or old, healthy or sick, every person is made in the holy image of God. The Almighty Creator gives unique talents, beautiful dreams, and a great purpose to every person. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we celebrate the wonder of human existence and renew our resolve to build a culture of life where every person of every age is protected, valued, and cherished...
“This month, we mark nearly 50 years since the United States Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. This constitutionally flawed ruling overturned State laws that banned abortion, and has resulted in the loss of more than 50 million innocent lives. But strong mothers, courageous students, and incredible community members and people of faith are leading a powerful movement to awaken America’s conscience and restore the belief that every life is worthy of respect, protection, and care...
“As a Nation, restoring a culture of respect for the sacredness of life is fundamental to solving our country’s most pressing problems. When each person is treated as a beloved child of God, individuals can reach their full potential, communities will flourish, and America will be a place of even greater hope and freedom…”
Consider God’s word on the subject.
The Lord hates “...hands that shed innocent blood…” (Proverbs 6:17).
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward” (Psalm 127:3).
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5).
“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” (Psalm 139:13, 14).
“Listen, O coastlands, to Me, And take heed, you peoples from afar! The Lord has called Me from the womb; From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name.” (Isaiah 49:1).
After tomorrow, we’ll have a pro-abortion administration in control of our government. Who knows how much worse this evil will become. Will Americans heed President Trump’s proclamation? Will it produce the national repentance needed for the wicked crimes against humanity to be forgiven? Will God now unleash His wrath upon us or give our nation more time to come to righteousness? May God help us! —Chris