37.2 trillion. That’s how many cells scientists estimate make up the average human body. Can you imagine? Not only that, but do you know that 25% of your bones are in your feet? If your DNA were uncoiled, it would go 10 billion miles. Your brain holds 86 billion nerve cells that are connected by 100 trillion electrical connections. The stars making up the Milky Way are not even this many! It is no wonder that David, one of the ancient Israel’s kings said, “…I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
The human body is amazing. But what is even more amazing is the One who made it. King David also said that God formed the inward parts of the body; this includes you. He covered you with your mother’s womb and protected you while the masterpiece was being created. He saw your bones taking shape, the variegated colors of your veins, arteries, and other internal workings of the body God gave you. He knit you together in your mother’s womb and saw you in your embryonic state. His hands went to work the second you were conceived. Life is truly sacred, from conception to the grave.
This Sunday, January 20, is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Many people will pause, reflect and pray for a renewed commitment in our land to protecting human life, from conception to the grave. Special focus will be given to the unborn. In view of this day coming up, how can you value human life, and how can you influence others to do the same, especially the unborn?
First, realize that you and all those around you were once unborn children. By God’s grace and protection, He brought you into this world and gave you the opportunity to a live a life that many others were not given the chance to live. Second, pause and pray. Thank God for your life and lives of your children and other loved ones. Ask Him to move in the hearts of people all across the nation to value the lives of the unborn and see that they are truly part of God’s creation. Third, ask God what He would have you do to help protect the lives of the unborn. Is He calling you to join arms with an organization that stands up for the unborn? At the very least, He calls you to pray for them. Maybe He is even calling you to come alongside a pregnant mother who is considering an abortion, or calling you to adopt an unwanted child. Whatever He puts on your heart, will you do your part?