January is the Sanctity of Life Month
January is the Sanctity of Life month for me it is a life purpose from natural conception to natural death. Most people think that abortion is the debated sanctity of life issue, but truly every life matter whether in the womb or out of the womb. I was only 22 months old when Roe vs Wade made abortion legal. I want to tell you two stories that really moved me.
The first was about 15 years ago one of my best friends at work opened up to me about the abortion she had and how it haunted her. She had gone in to get advice on what she should do with the baby she was carrying. She was young and unmarried. They told her an abortion was not a big deal she would be fine. So she had the abortion and she was not fine. After this she had 2 other babies she gave up for adoption and then gave birth to her son. At the time she and her husband was expecting another baby they were keeping. My friend told me of the hurt she had carried for so many years. Everyday she thought of the baby she aborted and at time could not even function at all.
The second happened not long ago, I was coming out of church and I noticed that there where several teens talking near my car. I talked to a few people and then headed slowly to my car. I stop and just caught the end of their conversion. There was 1 – 15 year old, 2 – 17 year olds, and 1 – 19 year old; 3 girls and 1 boy, one of which was my child. I hear each of the other three say that each of their mothers had almost aborted them. For a moment my heart just sank and I then moved forward and told my child that she was loved, wanted and I fought for her life. This moved the conversion to how I had almost lost my child. Afterward on the way hold I told my child how sad I was for those teens.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
I am sure the above verses seem out of place but in reality they are the response every Christian should think of when talking about Sanctity of Life. It is us who need to come to the aid of the unplanned baby or any person that is questioning the Sanctity of Life. It is us that need to wrap our arms around not only the unborn baby but also the mother that does not know what to do. We need to be there when the mother who did abort her baby brakes down and needs someone to just be there and listen. It is use who needs to look around for the hurting ones around us and show the true love of our LORD.
April also wrote a great article for Sanctity of Life 2015 that you should read. All Life Matters
Also see a great video on Youtube, January is Sanctity of Life Month