January is Sanctity of Human Life month. I was privilleged to get to speak about a special ministry I am involved in yesterday at a local church. I was truly honored to be able to speak about the ministry I am involved in and it was the first time I shared my testimony with people whom I'd never met. What really struck me though was my own reaction to words God had given me to speak. I had written my speech and I read an reread it before I spoke, but still the Lord moved in my heart when I shared these words:
"Matthew 25:40 says "And the King will answer them, 'truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'" There is no more helpless indvidual than an unborn child nestled in his mother's womb. But what can we do for that unborn child when we can not touch him? We can not physically perserve his life with our own hands. But, we can touch the life of his mother. We can speak truth to her. Truth, that, her baby is "fearfully and wonderfully made" and that she has a God who loves her. We can help her with her physical needs and teach her how to be a good mother. We can offer her hope for the future by showing her that she has more than one option in her situation. And, we can love her unconditionally just as Christ does."
Someone did that for me. God did that for me. My sin brought brokeness to my dying body. God gave me new life through Jesus Christ as a young mother. Oh what that means to me! What that has meant to my husband and my children and the people I interact with! What that means to the glory of God!
When the Pharisees accused Jesus of interacting with sinners and the worst of all people they accused him of caring for me.