“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. ” Psalm 139:13-14ESV
“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.” Psalm 139:16 ESV
These verses, and others, explain the reason many of us are pro-life—because before we were even in the womb, God knew us, and then while we were in the womb, He intricately and uniquely formed each one of us. Even if that life was conceived as a result of violence or lack of planning. Even if that life is imperfect or inconvenient, God already had a plan for him or her.
But these verses won’t matter to those who don’t know Christ, because--“The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 2:14 NIV
And these verses won’t matter to those who feel betrayed by their government, anger at those responsible for taking away a “right”, and fearful of what the future now holds.
And these verses won’t matter to those whose world suddenly seems more confusing and painful and uncertain. Verses don't matter one bit. But actions do.
I do not mean to trivialize or minimize the pain, disruption, confusion, or fear that an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy brings with it. All those are very real.
But in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v Wade, the actions the world does not need to see are more victory laps or speeches. What the world needs to see is God’s love in action. Hard core action.
We have been called to love those who hate us (Luke 6:35). We are indeed hated now more than ever, so now more than ever we need to love.
We have been commanded not to judge. (Matthew 7:1; Luke 6:36-37) So now more than ever we need to listen, understand, empathize, and help.
Pregnancy Care Centers (which offer women other options) are coming under greater attack (The Washington Times). So now more than ever we need to support and protect these centers as well as offer them as an option to women in crisis.
There are many who believe that the Supreme Court’s decision will throw us into dark ages. And they could be right because governmental legislation alone has never been the answer. Legislation without the light and love of Christ to accompany it will be a very dark world indeed.