All Life is Sacred
All life is sacred. At TCNaz we have used this verbiage for a long time. My family has encountered this great and marvelous fact time and time again; 10 years ago when we felt the call to adopt and sat alongside a woman who was broken and wanted life for her unborn child, 5 years ago when we grieved alongside dear friends who lost their 4-year-old son to cancer and many times as I have sat by hospice beds grieving with families and praying over those at the end of their days. But it is not just in those moments of decision or sorrow that we remember life is sacred. We see it in the eyes of infants, the hands of a nurse, or the hug of a grandpa. These are easy places.
What about the convicted felon who sits on death row, the girl at Planned Parenthood with no hope, the man on Miller Lane with a sign and a dog looking for their next meal? Judgments arise in our minds and words of defense in our throats. But Jesus….
In Luke 4:18-19 Jesus proclaimed “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
This my, friends is, the true definition of the church’s continuation of the sanctity of life movement. How can we step up and treat all life as sacred this week?