Basis for PRO-LIFE in Luke 1
- Baby was planned by God
- Baby had a name – “John”; “Jesus”
- Baby had a purpose to serve from God
- Baby is filled with Holy Spirit and only a PERSON can be filled with Spirit.
- Baby leaps for joy in womb (1:44) and only a PERSON does action
- “Baby” word used of child in womb in Luke 1 is the same word for outside womb in 2:12, 2:16 of baby wrapped, lying in manger; 18:15 baby brought for Jesus to pray over
TODAY – ultrasound technology displays an unborn person responding to sound, recoiling from pressure and in some cases waving fingers, kicking legs and sucking thumb. At 8 weeks all the organs are present, functioning brain, pumping heart, liver and kidney and there is even a fingerprint. YET, virtually all abortions happen well after 8-week pregnancies.
Human life is “mystery, magical and divine [miracle]”. Be pro-life.
1 O LORD, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether. 5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. 7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? 8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! 9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” 12 even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you. 13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.