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5.18.2005    |    Sparrows and abortion
No apparent connection? First, consider the word of God as given to the prophet Jeremiah 1:
4 Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
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."
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you..." This is God speaking. God, who knows each and every single person ever born, ever to be born, as long as there shall be persons in His image on the earth. So what, the skeptic says. Jeremiah was special, a revered prophet. Surely God doesn't care in the same way about all of us.

Surely He does. The skeptic may be correct; you and I are not the equal of the prophet Jeremiah. Perhaps not in our eyes. But in the eyes of God, all of us are equal to the extent that we are His people. From the smallest and dullest child, to the most brilliant sage. For as our Lord tells us in Matthew 10
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
It really is that simple. And it helps to explain why we should always choose life for those yet to be born. Who knows, the baby that is killed in an abortion might have become the new Jeremiah. Or Einstein. Or the homeless man you take such pity on but would not trade places with for all the tea in China. All worthy of the gift of life in God's eyes.

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1 Comments:

Blogger John said...

Great post JL, great connection, great God!

GBYAY

5:11 PM, May 19, 2005  

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Welcome. My name is John Luke Rich, (very) struggling Christian. The focus here is Christianity in its many varieties, its fussing and feuding, how it impacts our lives and our society, with detours to consider it with other faiths (or lack thereof).

Call this blog my way of evangelizing on the internet.

Putting it differently, we're only here on this earth a short time. It's the rest of eternity that we should be most concerned about. Call it the care and feeding of our souls.

I was born Jewish, and born again in Christ Jesus over thirty years ago. First as a Roman Catholic; now a Calvinist by persuasion and a Baptist by denomination. But I'm hardly a poster boy for doctrinal rigidity.

I believe that Scripture is the rock on which all Christian churches must stand -- or sink if they are not so grounded. I believe that we are saved by faith, but hardly in a vacuum. That faith is a gift from God, through no agency on our part -- although we sometimes turn a deaf ear and choose to ignore God's knocking on the door.

To be Christian is to evangelize. Those who think it not their part to evangelize perhaps haven't truly understood what our Lord told us in Matthew 28. We must preach the Gospel as best we are able. Using words if necessary.

Though my faith waxes and wanes, it never seems to go away. Sometimes I wish it would, to give me some peace of mind. But then, Jesus never said that walking with Him was going to be easy...

Final note: I also blog as Jack Rich on cultural, political and other things over at Wrong Side of the Tracks

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