I am writing this to you practically in the middle of the night and I truly believe that God kept me up tonight to share this message and this image of life he gave me tonight as I was falling alseep.
I want you to imagine Eden. Eden is a garden that is described in the book of Genesis. Now I want you to imagine Eden covering every part of the earth. There are trees, plants, and grasses of all kinds. Every where you look there are unique living things covering the earth. There are fruit trees, nut trees bursting with macadamias, walnuts, and coconuts. There are grasses covering the ground and flowers everywhere you look. The earth is teeming with life All of this life comes from a seed. Now I want you to imagine that all the seeds are destroyed. Slowly, something began grinding up every seed, every spore, every grain, and every nut on the earth. And eventually after all of this crushing and destruction–the trees started to die from old age. The flowers withered as winter came and the grass is covered in snowfall. Spring comes and it isn’t really spring at all. Because all of the seeds were destroyed, there is no grass, flowers, or trees. The land becomes bleak. There isn’t much to see besides dead trees with no leaves and hard, cracking, dirt everywhere you look. There is no color, there is no diversity—there is no life.
Today I felt heartbroken over so many people voicing their belief that unborn babies aren’t life. So many were advocating for abortion and the destruction of life. Many people say that a fertilized egg isn’t life. But eggs and sperm combined and fertilized are an embryo. The egg is really the seed. Just like a seed isn’t a plant, it has the potential to become a plant if the conditions are right and it is fertilized. Just like an egg. Once that egg is fertilized, it is life. I am not a scientist, but if you want to go there, here is the scientific breakdown from Princeton:
There is no question, there is no doubt. This is scientific fact. Then we can look at the Bible for even deeper truth. In multiple places God’s word says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13) I believe that life begins after fertilization and that abortion is taking life. If we continue to take away life and crush the human race from mother’s wombs we will someday wake up and there will not be much life left. The old will be gone, there won’t be any new, and all that will be left is a barren land. Friend, we were created to create life. Why else would we be given the ability to create life? Why else would God tell Adam and Eve shortly after he created them to “be fruitful and multiply?” (Genesis 9:7) We were created to create life. During our time here we have to cherish, protect, and honor life. We cannot let the seed of human life be crushed.
I believe that there is so much beauty in life, there is so much diversity. Just like all the different plants, flowers, and trees—so is our human diversity. It is a beautiful thing that God designed us to all be so unique and different. No life is wasted or unwanted by God. All life is cherished and chosen. I hope that this late night message will give you hope, truth, and a bold confidence to honor life, from the start of life. Let’s share this truth with our friends, family, and neighbors. Let’s work together so we can have the abundance that God intended us to have by cherishing life instead of crushing it.