For Dara… on National Sanctity of Human Life Day.

Today is national sanctity of human life Sunday.
It has also been 39 years to the day since the tragic Roe v Wade ruling made it legitimate in America for a woman to take the life of an unborn baby if the baby was a burden to her health, (defined as including “all factors – physical, emotional, psychological, familial, …age – relevant to the well-being of the patient.”) Click here to see what the ruling said. Since then an estimated more than 50 million little heartbeats have been forcibly stopped. See a critique of one its unabashed proponents.

Abortions are very painful and difficult decisions for women, however taking a human life intentionally is morally wrong regardless of that human’s location. I have met countless pregnant women. On every occasion the baby was a burden to the woman’s health. A welcome (even desired) burden, but a burden nevertheless. Thanking God for the many women who have borne that burden and praying today for the many who stand in the face of that difficult predicament. That the Lord will minister to them and make us reflect his love to show the light in the darkness of our generation.

How appropriate that today we also get to celebrate the impending arrival of Junho and Estela’s baby. We celebrate this little girl whom we will have the privilege of meeting shortly. Dara, you are awaited with so much anticipation. You are already a little celebrity because as I write in the office I can see and hear so much excitement and energy from everyone at the prospect of meeting you. As it should be. We can’t wait!

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body

and knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!

Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,

as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.

You saw me before I was born.

Every day of my life was recorded in your book.

Every moment was laid out

before a single day had passed.

Psalms 139:13-16 (NLT)



I am a pastor and adjunct professor. I am interested in Leadership, Education, culture as well as the spiritual life. I am the author of no books, but I blog occasionally. I am married and have 4 lovely children.

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