Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Human Life

Life is precious. This news makes one's heart feel heavy. Many people have been left maimed and dismembered. However these words offer a comforting truth: "Behold the fowls of the air, for they sow not, neither do they reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are you not much better than they? But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows." Luke 12: 24 & 7

After growing and nurturing two human lives of my own for 9 months, I am fully aware that life is precious. God does not just start life or end life as He pleases: each is with a purpose and a plan in mind.

This knowledge is so comforting in the face of tragedy. I can imagine in my mind this blast going off, and people seemingly "randomly" getting hit or critically injured. Yet to God these are not random patients to be admitted. To God these are his sons and daughters, with great worth in his eyes. Even the loss of a limb by a freak bombing is known to Him, and he cares for each one and the impact this will have on their lives. Will they take this tragic opportunity to find Him? Will we see the opportunities for good amidst the bad?

We are taught that Jesus Christ will return to the earth. Before he comes again, there will be an increase in the wickedness of man and earthly calamities. But ultimately, when this earth comes to an end, these terrorists and evil doers will not rule the earth. Instead the goodness and peace of the gospel of Jesus Christ will reign supreme.

Oh how grateful I am for the knowledge of Jesus Christ's plan! How grateful I am to be able to choose Jesus Christ now and forever. I pray that we all will choose to do so.

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