Thankful for Life

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Next Sunday is the Crisis Pregnancy Center's annual Fall Fundraiser Banquet.  (So excited!)  Working with the CPC has really opened my eyes to how valuable and precious life any stage.  One of the main arguements "pro-choicers" will use is that a fetus in the early stages of development is not a viable human, because "it" cannot survive outside of the mother's womb.  This points to the obvious: is a one year old any "less" human than a ten year old, simply because it cannot survive without constant adult care? 

We simply see life at different stages, regardless of how "independant" that life currently is.

I've had the privilege of observing several really godly women counsel various clients that come in to the center.  And it does seem that this issue of "viability" is a recurring theme.  One woman in particular was very adament that she had to know how big her baby was  (she was 12 weeks) because, if it was "actually live, like a real human", that would be the deciding factor in whether or not she was going to abort.  

Showing her a model of a 12 week fetus made all the difference.....she was shocked that it had fingers and toes already.

 When I look at what pro-abortionists would call "real humans", like my sweet brother's mind blowing to think that they were once in that category of debatable viability.  That process of becoming who they are today, the "weaving together in the womb" as Psalm 139 calls it, does not invalidate the reality of life - that Isaac was just as real and alive at five weeks as he is today.  Or four weeks for that matter.  At conception. Honestly what is the difference?   

 Stages.  Life comes in stages.  But it's all life. Good and precious, the way God created it to be.

And that stands true even beyond the pro-life world.  Because life (literally and figuratively) does come in stages.  Seasons come and seasons go.  There are parts of it I love and parts I really dislike.  But it is still life.  And every day is a precious gift from God....whether I realize it or not.

"There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under the heavens:  a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh...."
~Ecclesiastes 3

There are times where life is not very fun!  There are depressing moments.  But there are also many wonderful times in life....the moments where you wish time would just stand still.   Cozy evening family times that include board games and chocolate covered blueberries.  Warm afternoons blowing bubbles and watching your little brother go nuts trying to catch them in the grass.  Enjoying peaceful solitude and a glowing sunset during the 45 minute drive home from errands.   Chocolate chip frappes and quiet Bible reading. 

 In either context, life is precious.  Whether it's a ten-week fetus (google it!) or a newborn baby.....good moments in life and not-so-good is precious. At all stages. In fact, the "good old days" should simply be the continuing story of our lives.  Because there are many, many "good new days" to be had.   Sweet memories in the making.

Life goes by so quickly.  Parts of it aren't pleasant, but they are all good.  God has given me a wonderful's a learning process for me to be thankful for every aspect of that life.  But it's all life.  And it's all good.


Sam said...

Really good post, Rachel.

The Farmgirl said...

Amen Rachel! Glad to hear about your CPC experiences. A good reminder for me to remember to pray for all of these pregnant young women who find themselves questioning the viability of life. I agree that life is good! Teresa

About This Blog

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not
on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will
make your paths straight."

Proverbs 3:5-6

  © Blogger templates Newspaper by 2008

Back to TOP