Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Life is Precious.....
Four years ago today we witnessed a great tragedy in our country; over the wishes of her family, the governor of her state, and even the president of the United States, the judicial system of this country murdered Terri Schiavo.
The forces of the culture of death were so strong that nothing could stop them. It was a sad day for America, and yet it was the result of decades of departure from God's truth. The year 1973 comes to mind, the year when we started legally killing babies in the womb. Going back even further, many of the churches in this country abandoned by and large the principle of the blessing of children in the first few decades of the 1900's.
The word of God teaches us that life is sacred, it teaches us the truth that human life is a gift from God, the Creator of all. We are to cherish, we are to protect, we are to hold as sacred, life, from the conception in the womb until the last breath is taken and the heart no longer beats.
No man is to determine who's life is worth living. Our family faced a great challenge when doctors instructed us to end the life of our precious 3 year old Joel. We stood against the culture of death, and were called into the courtroom by Joel's doctor where we had to fight for his life.
We were able to defeat his goal, but we had to continue to contend for his life day by day as he lay in the PICU in Oklahoma City. The Lord chose to take Joel home to heaven, Jan. 23, 2007, when his little heart stopped beating on its own, but we must continue to stand against the culture of death in this country. Every believer must turn back to the scriptural truth that life is a gift from God to be cherished and welcomed and protected. We must say no to the culture of death and fight for life, each day, each hour, each moment. Can we do any less to honor the precious lives of Terri Schiavo and Joel Morris and countless others!!!
Terry, sharing here......