One of the definitions of Value in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary means relative worth, utility or importance.
It was in August of last year that I heard on James Dobson’s Family Talk Radio a 3 part series titled “Conceived in Rape.”
Not long after that my husband wrote on the “Value of One.” I want to take that a little further and talk about the “Value of Life.”
Ever since the beginning when Adam and Eve sinned we have lived in a fallen world. Every one of us when we are born we are born into a world of sin. Babies are innocent, and they don’t know any better. When a person reaches the age of accountability which I believe is around the age of 11 or 12. Why do I think that? When Mary and Joseph had to go back and find Jesus, they found him in the temple. He told them I must be about my Father’s business. I believe that it was around that time that Jesus knew he was God manifested in the flesh. We don’t hear much more about Jesus from that time until he was Thirty. He grew up in Wisdom and Stature.
Life is the time a person is given from conception to natural death. Everyone that has been born or will be born they are important. God chose mankind to have fellowship with. He has given to us a choice. It is our choice if we want to have fellowship with him or not. The choice is up to us.
On a tombstone, you will see a dash in the middle. The dash is the life that the person lived. It is very imperative that we realize the importance of life. Life must be valued at all cost.
Life is what are people going to say about you when you are gone. Are people going to see you as an inspiration and an encourager or someone who is selfish and just thinks about themselves?
It is my choice to have fellowship with God. It is my choice to take a stand for life. It is my job to put my faith and trust in God and know that his purpose in creating my life will be fulfilled in my life.
It is sad that we live in a world where life is not valued. Living in the world that we do there are many people who don’t see the importance of life. Unborn babies being slaughtered by the minute or even seconds through the horrible act of abortion.
Growing up I thought I would never even hear about same-sex marriages. Seeing this being a battle in the court is sickening. When a man and a woman get married they value each other, they see the importance in each other, they see each others worth.
There are times in the Christian life that we deal with feelings of feeling unworthy or worthless. When we are in fellowship with Jesus and realize that it was his death, burial and resurrection that we are made worthy. It is through Jesus Christ that we really can see the value of life.
Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is also a blogger for Save the 1. She enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith.