Written by Amy Loh. Artwork by Christine Hwang.
Scripture tells us that human beings are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) and that before we were even born, while we were still in our mother’s womb, the Lord knew us and had every day of our lives written (Psalm 139:15-16). Every human being is created and known by the Lord of the universe, precious and valuable to Him. Abortion, therefore, is in direct violation with God’s Word and is an issue that cannot be ignored by Christians today. We must fight and stand up for the sanctity of human life—human life that we believe begins the moment a sperm meets an egg.
Where does standing up for the sanctity of human life begin for the Christian? It begins first in recognizing who God is and follows with His call for His sons and daughters to desire His glory in all spheres. Abortion is more than a social justice or political issue. Unfortunately, topics like these often make it on the news, in rallies or protests, but never into our hearts. They are too often looked at as separate from our daily walks with Jesus. But the truth is, the way in which we go about our everyday lives, from the clothes we wear to the issues we care about, are opportunities to obey and glorify God. When we recognize that God is a God who demands justice, a God of mercy, grace, compassion, a God who gives life to the broken and strength to the weary, we begin to understand that issues like abortion ought to be on the hearts of every follower of Jesus. The Lord may not be calling us to volunteer at a clinic or protest in front of the White House, but He is calling us to set our minds on things above (Colossians 3:1-17).
Lord how can I worship you with the things I’m investing in and how can I be a part of seeing your glory magnified in this broken world?
1. Why might topics like abortion be seen as separate from our daily walks with Jesus?
2. In what ways has God called you to set your mind on things above?