Babies. We all know ’em, and who hasn’t seen a baby and said “Aw…” at least once? We’ve all been one before, and some of us may have even raised one or more of ’em (shout out to you, parents of children).
Yet many of us are fine with abortion. We take that innocent, bundle of joy, and we devalue it to the point to where its life has no meaning. We say it’s not alive or it’s not really a human being until a certain week or sometimes until it is born. There are even people in my sphere of influence, which is generally a Christian one, who are full on “pro-choice.”
Except that choice isn’t ours to make. You may be bearing the child, but God created you and all the processes that led to the child. He is stiching that child in your womb together piece by piece according to Psalm 39, which says:
Psalm 139:13-14 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
This isn’t the only verse in the Bible that says something like this. In the creation narrative, in Genesis 1, the Word says:
Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
So, if God is handcrafting that baby in your womb, and as Psalm 139 says, we’re fearfully and wonderfully made, and that all God’s works are wonderful. We’re tossing that all away if we say abortion is okay. God decided to create that human in your womb, and he was in the process of knitting it together. So, what right do you have to take that life away? If that fetus is made in the image of God, just like you are, what right do you have to say that a living thing the Creator of the universe made isn’t really alive until you say it is?
Thus, we have now come to abortion’s greatest folly.
The created declares that the Creator is incorrect, that He, in all His infinite knowledge, didn’t create a human being. He created a glob of protoplasm that isn’t a human until the created says so. We pretend that we know more than the Creator, but we are just His creations.
And that’s not cool at all.