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Fearfully & Wonderfully Made Day 5

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Scripture: Proverbs 31:8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.

Devotional: Today we shift from how we view the unborn, to what we are called to do about the injustice that abounds in our nation toward them.

As the chosen people of God, we are called to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, and there are no more vulnerable persons in our midst than the unborn.  They have no voice except for the voice of those who will stand in the gap for them.

It’s easy for us to believe in our hearts that these precious lives are valuable, but refuse to speak up because we fear being perceived in a negative light.  We may be criticized or ostracized.  We may be classified as a hater. And so, we remain silent.

But as Paul says to his apprentice Timothy: “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)  You have a voice.  And God has called you to use it to protect those who cannot protect themselves. 

How will you do that?

Reflect:

  • There are both public and private individual ways God gives you to speak up for the unborn. If you’ve never committed to do that, take a step toward that today.  There are many ways to help, and a great way to help in love is through Her Health Women’s Center.  Check out the opportunities at https://herhealthwomenscenter.org/

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made Day 4

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Scripture: Isaiah 49:1 Before I was born the Lord called me; from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name.

Devotional: Today’s passage is one of the most powerful evidences of the value of the unborn, albeit and inadvertent one.  This passage primarily speaks of the calling of the prophet Isaiah, but it also gives incredible insight.

If God calls you by name while you’re yet unborn, I’m pretty sure that qualifies you as a person. A person who is loved, valued, and a person who deserves to be protected. 

Reflect:

  • Reflect upon the fact that God called you by name before you were even born and has a purpose and plan for your life.
  • As you do this, also consider the many lives who have been snuffed out before they had a chance to live out their God-given purpose and consider your own views about them.

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