Scripture: For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb--- Psalms 139:13
Reflection: Americans need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins to determine if the unborn child is a separate human being. God has already done that for us! God’s word tells us that the work in the womb is His. That work of creating a human life began at the moment of conception. Abortion clearly disrupts the work of God in the womb. Determining when life begins is above our pay grade, as is determining when life should end. God has not delegated that authority to any individual, national leader, or government agency.
The prophet Jeremiah tells us in Jeremiah 1:4-5
Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: "Before
I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were
born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to
Lord, today we offer our prayer of praise and thanksgiving for hearing and answering our prayer for those future generations condemned to death by the deception of abortion. We give you thanks for those babies that have been saved and those that will be saved by our prayers. Help us to see that our responsibility is not to determine when human life begins in the womb, but to protect that life which you have created. Help us to not grow weary of doing your will for the least among us. May our words and our actions bring glory to your name. Amen.