January 22 and the Sanctity of Life

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court decided that precious children made in the image of God had no value and could be killed on the whim of the mother.

On January 22, 1992, I suffered a stroke that severely incapacitated me, to the point that I was as dependent as an unborn baby.

When the value of a life is determined by how independent the individual is, anyone who is handicapped or elderly or in any way unable to care for themself is as devalued as that baby before birth. No wonder we now hear calls for euthanasia of people who are sick or incapacitated.

Our value is not determined by how independent we are, by how successful we are, how intelligent or strong or good or anything else we are. As human beings, we have inherent value because we are created in the image of God. Human life is sacred because it is created by God. 

Lord God, we ask Your protection for all Your children who are at risk. Save the unborn from abortion, the sick from neglect, the disabled from the euthanasia/assisted suicide. Open our eyes to see the sanctity and beauty in every life You have created. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Related posts:
Two Anniversaries: Roe v Wade and My Stroke

Slavery and Abortion: Moral Relatives

National Stroke Awareness Month: My Stroke (this post and the other two in the series, which are linked)

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