We are fearfully and wonderfully made by our creator, and our intrinsic value comes from him because he created us. Psalms 139:14-16 says in the King James Version.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
In the book of Psalms, we know that one of the authors was King David. When King David wrote Psalms 139:14-16, he recognized that his life began at conception and that all the days of his life were already planned even before his design came to be, and the same is for everyone.
The moment that conception takes place we are human, and at the moment our intrinsic value takes place. Our fundamental, essential, and God-given value happens at the moment of conception it is also at that moment that we have equal rights and one of them is the right to life.
Sadly we live in a world where life is not valued as it once was. The value of life is being devalued in the womb. We have so-called pro-life bills that are passed, and they leave out babies who are conceived from rape/incest. The baby conceived from rape/incest is no different than anyone else. What is it going to take for these babies to be protected? What is it going to take for the life in the womb to be valued once again?
It is going to take prayer, fasting, and not taking no for an answer. It is going to take our voices to be louder than before; it is going to take that we demand amendments to pro-life bills that have the exceptions in them. It is going to not be afraid to share our stories. It is going to take us turning from our wicked ways and once again valuing the life in the womb. When we appreciate the life in the womb, then God will heal our land.
The value of life that God has given to us is priceless. You cannot put a price tag on life. Life is a precious gift given to us by God. With our God-given value and because every person on earth is created in the image of God the reasoning behind the conception should not matter.
Growing up I always knew that I was adopted and later on in life before I could have contact with my birth-mother she wanted me to know the truth. My case-worker told me over the phone that I was conceived from rape. Over time I found out that my biological great-aunt tried to pressure my birth-mother into having an illegal abortion, but my birth-mother told her no and made the selfless decision to place me for adoption. Knowing this it has given me a greater appreciation for life, and a greater understanding of life’s value and that value comes from God.
Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to Fred Hensley. Sherry enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith. Fred and Sherry attend Bethel Christian Center in Havre de Grace, Maryland.
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